Painted Ports

Painted Ports

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  • Hardback | 212 pages
  • 140 x 200mm
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 29ill.
  • 0192770357
  • 9780192770356

Review Text

The well-worn but still serviceable Treasure Island tradition is used for an exciting sea-faring adventure tale, told in the first person - which may be a drawback for those readers who resent this style. The drama, the costuming, the pirates are as British as can be, and the period 18th century. This continues the career of Barty Dale who appeared in The Ship Aground and has a sinister sailor, a kind old uncle, a battle with the French for its ingredients. Things move quickly and, according to pattern, the hero emerges triumphantly. (Kirkus Reviews)show more