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The Pirates! in an Adventure with the Romantics [Hardcover]

Gideon Defoe
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30 Aug 2012

Whilst visiting their bank manager on the shores of Lake Geneva, the Pirate Captain and his crew encounter no less than the literary giants of their age: the swaggering Lord Byron, the oddly shifty Percy Shelley - and his beautiful young fiancée, Mary.

Together they embark upon a journey that leads them away from Switzerland into the bowels of Oxford, and finally to the forbidding heart of eastern Europe. It is an adventure that will force the Pirate Captain to confront some important questions, namely: what is the secret behind his mysterious belly tattoo? Is 'Zombuloid, the corpse-beast' a better name for a monster than 'Gorgo: Half-man, half-seaweed'? And, most importantly - what happens when a pirate finally falls in love?

Women in diaphanous nighties running down corridors! Brooding men with dark hair! Sinister taxidermy! Ghostly banging noises! The Pirates! In An Adventure with the Romantics contains all these things, as well as a bit where the Captain dresses up as a sexy fireman.

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  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (30 Aug 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1408802228
  • ISBN-13: 978-1408802229
  • Product Dimensions: 18.6 x 12 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 396,959 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Gideon Defoe definitively puts the "Ho ho!" - and indeed, the "Yo!" - into pirating (Caitlin Moran)

'Very funny, very silly and highly original' (Esquire)

'Silly, charming, unique and hilarious all at once' (Chris Addison)

'Hilarious. Destined to become a classic of pirate comic fiction' (Eric Idle)

Little slabs of super-concentrated funny (Andy Riley)

'Enid Blyton might have written Pirates! after a night in an opium den' (Publishers Weekly)

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Hot on the heels of the Aardman movie, The Pirates! in an Adventure with Scientists, the pirates return in the absurdly wonderful and brilliantly hilarious The Pirates! in an Adventure with the Romantics

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5.0 out of 5 stars As funny as the other books, possibly more so! 29 Aug 2012
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You have to love a book that starts with Top Trumps of the Romantic poets, a list of illustrations that aren't even in the book and chapter titles so bonkers that you don't care that they aren't the real chapter titles!!!
Let's be honest, you know what you are getting here, a story about the pirate captain ,his sidekicks and an adventure. This time around they are hiring themselves out as erotic adventurers to lower the pirate captains overdraft ( curse those sundries!), answering an advert that takes them to Lake Geneva and a meeting with Byron, Shelley and Mary Shelley....
Gideon Defoe describbes himself as a one trick pony, well having read all of his pirate books, I'll be happy to go along for the ride any time he saddles up the pirates.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A TRIUMPH 3 Sep 2012
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I really liked the fact that between every page of my complementary copy I found a crisp 20 pound note, and at the end a letter promising me that if I wrote a 5-star review on the internet I would get to hold hands with a pretty lady for up to 7 minutes.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb and hilarious 29 April 2014
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Marvellous read. It had me in stitches often and was surprisingly touching in places as well. I think fans of Blackadder will especially enjoy these books
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read 25 Oct 2013
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I love the pirates - give me more. It is a great read and if you liked Pirates and Scientists this is for you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pirates Sail Again 14 Oct 2013
Not many pirate adventures begin in a bank manager's office and that's a surprise really since, as any self-respecting Pirate Captain knows, life is full of expenses. Spare bits of rope, press-ganging, new hats, - none of them come cheap. Fortunately, Gideon Defoe has sussed out this particular piratical problem and so The Pirates! in an Adventure with the Romantics begins in just such a fashion. Having been turned down for a thousand doubloon loan and reluctant to go back to his previous career as a beekeeper, the Pirate Captain is almost out of ideas for maintaining his crew in the luxury [ham-wise, anyway] to which they have become accustomed. His crew has plenty of ideas but, unfortunately, the days when counterfeiting pigs or starting a tulip mania could prove profitable are long gone.

The Pirate Captain is almost resigned to the fact that his crew will have to endure some belt-tightening - save for the ring-fenced beard care products budget - when he remembers that they are living in a time when people still read the newspapers. A quick perusal through the `Items Wanted' section leads to an encounter with Lord Byron, Percy Shelley and his beautiful fiancée Mary. The Pirate Captain promises these gullible young Romantics an adventure they'll never forget and together they embark on a journey from Lake Geneva to the deadly libraries of Oxford to the forbidding heart of Eastern Europe.

In this Adventure with the Romantics, the Pirate Captain is as delightfully debonair as ever. Despite his hectic schedule of pirating, wooing and authoring great works of monster-related fiction, he still finds time to maintain his image.
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5.0 out of 5 stars the perfect combination 5 Sep 2013
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pirates and the romantic poets...does it get any better than this. Pyromania and Byromania work hand in hand to make you laugh out loud and thus confuse all those around you! the writing is the usual brilliance you associate with Gideon Defoe. must read.
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