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In an Adventure with Communists

(2006)
(The third book in the Pirates! series)
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London, 1840: Wagner's latest opera plays to packed houses while disgruntled workers gather in crowded pubs to eat ice cream and plan the downfall of the bourgeoisie. And the Pirate Captain - - his disguise proving something of a letdown - - finds himself incarcerated at Scotland Yard, in a case of mistaken identity.

Discovering that his doppelganger is none other than Karl Marx, the Captain and his crew are unwittingly caught up in a sinister plot that involves a red-eyed monster, stolen waxworks, and a sack of pretend kittens.

From the gloomy streets of Soho to the leafy boulevards of Paris, The Pirates! In an Adventure with Communists is a story of intellectual giants, enormous beards, volcanoes and valkyries, doubloons and dancing girls, and a quest to discover whether ham might really be the opium of the people.

This volume also includes, at no additional charge, The Wit and Wisdom of the Pirate Captain - - a Major Philosophical Work

On the Matter of Love:

If you're off to fight in a battle, snap a ship's biscuit in half and give your girlfriend the other half. When you meet again, they will match - - like two halves of a single soul! Hopefully, this will stop her sleeping with other men.

On the Question of Gravy Stains:

It is my opinion that the best way to get gravy stains out of cotton or wool is to soak the fabric in vinegar for half an hour. . . . If this doesn't work, try burning the gravy off with a match or getting a hungry dog to lick it off.

On Life in General:

Life is like a big shanty. Everything will be fine so long as everyone sings in harmony. But if someone plays a duff note on the accordion or tries to break-dance at a sensitive bit, then there will be all sorts of trouble, mark my words.

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Hardback Editions

October 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Pirates! In an Adventure with Communists: A Novel
Author(s): Gideon Defoe
ISBN: 0-375-42397-4 / 978-0-375-42397-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pantheon
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


September 2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Pirates! In an Adventure with Communists
Author(s): Gideon Defoe
ISBN: 0-297-84867-4 / 978-0-297-84867-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


Paperback Editions

January 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Pirates! In an Adventure with Communists: Reissued
Author(s): Gideon Defoe
ISBN: 1-4088-2497-3 / 978-1-4088-2497-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


July 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Pirates! In an Adventure with Communists: A Novel
Author(s): Gideon Defoe
ISBN: 0-307-27491-8 / 978-0-307-27491-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


July 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Pirates! In an Adventure with Communists
Author(s): Gideon Defoe
ISBN: 0-7538-2222-9 / 978-0-7538-2222-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Phoenix
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

January 2012 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Pirates! In an Adventure with Communists: Reissued
Author(s): Gideon Defoe
Publisher: Bloomsbury Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


January 2010 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Pirates! In an Adventure with Communists: A Novel
Author(s): Gideon Defoe
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon   



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