Bill Badger and the Pirates is a children's novel with a canal-side setting, written and illustrated in 1960 by the prolific author Denys Watkins-Pitchford, who wrote under the pseudonym "BB". The plot revolves around the release from prison of Bill Badger's sworn enemy, the cat Napoleon, and his attempt to capture Bill's barge, Wandering Wind. The novel blends a stirring story with deeper moral issues. Bill Badger and the Pirates is the third in the Bill Badger series, which ran to nine books over a decade from the first in 1957.
Used availability for BB's Bill Badger and the Pirates
October 1982 : UK Hardback
December 1960 : UK Hardback
June 1993 : UK Paperback