Saturday, September 19, 2009

Pirates! by Celia Rees


Published: 2006
Genre: Pirates
Hardback: 340 pages
Rating: 4

- my daily segment for my Pirate Week challenge September 13-19, 2009 hosted by Gofita's Pages

Nancy Kington, a wealthy merchant’s daughter living in Bristol, England in the early 1700’s, is sometimes lonely but enjoys the privileges her father’s business brings. Minerva Sharpe is a penniless slave’s daughter living and working on the Kington’s Jamaican plantation. These two young women, united through a set of extraordinary circumstances including a brutal murder, an arranged marriage, and set of ruby earrings, find themselves sailing the high seas in search of love, adventure and freedom—as pirates!

My thoughts:
In-a-word: booty

Most parts of pirate life and living are touched upon in this book. Being a YA novel it was a tame read but just as effective in the telling of historical pirate accounts - slavery, trading, treasures and of course the love of the sea.

Loved the female perspective and how the gals were able to be independent in those times.

Blogosphere bit:

Found this drawing of Minerva and Nancy in dandy pirate gear.

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