By Gideon Defoe
After adventures with Charles Darwin, Captain Ahab, and Karl Marx, The Pirate Captain faces off opposed to his toughest—though now not his biggest—challenge but: Napoleon Bonaparte.
Bruised from a crushing sadness on the Pirate of the yr Awards, the Pirate Captain makes a decision that it’s time for a profession switch. sooner than lengthy, his unswerving group, a lot to their dismay, locate themselves en path to St. Helena, a bleak speck of an island 1000 miles from wherever. however the Captain’s plan for a quiet existence rearing bees is interrupted by means of the arriving of one other customer to the island—the lately deposed Napoleon Bonaparte. Is the island’s twenty-eight mile circumference sufficiently big to include of history’s maximum egos? Has the Pirate Captain ultimately met his fit? And who has the simplest hat? once more, Gideon Defoe has given us an exhilarating, swashbuckling story of lavish tea events, making plans rules, and uncooked political ambition.
Read or Download The Pirates! In an Adventure with Napoleon PDF
Best Humor books
Breakfast on Pluto, Patrick McCabe's lyrical and haunting new novel, grew to become a number one bestseller in eire, stayed at the bestseller checklist for months, and used to be nominated for the Booker Prize, one of many world's so much prestigious literary awards. With excellent delicacy and refined perception and intimation, McCabe creates Mr.
Discworld lives on in Unseen Academicals, the newest novel from Terry Pratchett. providing the trademark perception and humor readers internationally have come to anticipate from “the basically funniest English author given that Wodehouse” (Washington put up publication World), Unseen Academicals specializes in the wizards at Ankh-Morpork’s Unseen college, who're reknowned for plenty of things—sagacity, magic, and their love of teatime—as they try to overcome athletics.
As soon as upon a time there has been a fairy godmother named Desiderata who had an outstanding center, a sensible head, and bad making plans skills—which, regrettably, left the Princess Emberella within the care of her different (not fairly so solid and clever) godmother while loss of life got here for Desiderata. So now it is as much as Magrat Garlick, Granny Weatherwax, and Nanny Ogg to hop on broomsticks and make for far-distant Genua to make sure the servant lady does not marry the Prince.
A boy travels to another international the place children get to decide on their very own mom and dad during this zany, across the world bestselling event, which mixes the be-careful-what-you-wish-for humor of The Chocolate contact with the vintage charm of Roald Dahl. Barry Bennett is ill of his mom and dad. They’re uninteresting, they’re too strict, and it’s their fault his identify is Barry.
Additional info for The Pirates! In an Adventure with Napoleon
The cheek of the guy! ’ ‘Is Napoleon your new nemesis, Pirate Captain? ’ requested the pirate in eco-friendly, who loved to aim and maintain music of those form of issues. ‘At this expense i believe he may rather well be. yet now not the nice type of nemesis like Black Bellamy, who you may have a grudging appreciate for. He’s the poor sort who simply will get in your nerves. ’ The Captain glowered. ‘And are you aware what the worst factor is? ’ ‘Ooh, I do! ’ acknowledged the pirate with gout, placing up his hand. ‘It’s unrequited love. you recognize, while a woman with hazel eyes and flaxen hair who’s all your explanation for dwelling rarely even notices you exist. That’s the worst factor ever. ’ ‘Yes, actual adequate, however the worst factor at this actual second is that I don’t have something to put on. Come on, quantity , let’s see if we will wash a few of that octopus ink out of my spare blousy blouse. ’ ‘Is this what our existence goes to ivolve now? ’ requested Jennifer glumly. ‘An never-ending sequence of well mannered dinner events? ’ ‘That useless jellyfish you served at your occasion was once wonderful, Pirate Captain,’ acknowledged Napoleon, bringing in an incredible plate to the eating desk the place the pirates, the Governor and the remainder of the islanders have been collected. ‘I wish this small collection of sweetmeats, filled artichokes, pressed quail’s eggs and caviar, introduced with me from the best Paris delicatessen, will dwell as much as your exacting criteria. ’ every person tucked eagerly into their meals, the pirates simply because they regularly tucked eagerly into something installed entrance of them, and the islanders since it was once essentially years on account that any of them had eaten whatever that wasn’t the color and texture of previous flannels. ‘I like your wallpaper, Mister Napoleon,’ acknowledged the pirate in eco-friendly, via a mouthful of duck livers. ‘Yes, it really is great, isn’t it? ’ stated Napoleon, taking a seat and lights an expensive-looking cigar. ‘A present from the British, to teach that there have been no not easy emotions. ’ The Pirate Captain leaned over to the pirate with a headband. ‘You see what he’s doing? ’ he whispered. ‘Being a consummate host? ’ ‘He’s attempting to express me up. “Impromptu little amassing” my hat. glance, he’s even stolen that swan serviette proposal of mine. ’ ‘I don’t imagine you invented folding napkins into animal shapes, Captain. ’ ‘So, enable me get this straight,’ stated Jennifer, who used to be frowning in a fine looking manner. ‘St Helena doesn’t have any volcanoes, cannibals, smugglers or sinister Prussians. What does that depart? Ghosts? you need to have a ghost? ’ ‘I’m afraid now not, my dear,’ stated the Governor. ‘Not even one? ’ ‘Well …’ The Governor chewed thoughtfully for a couple of moments. ‘We did have a rock that a number of of the islanders inspiration appeared rather like a ghost. however it fell into the ocean, ooh, at the least ten years in the past. ’ Jennifer slumped, in up to she may stoop, simply because as a Victorian woman she had obviously reliable posture continuously. ‘You should be to understand that i've got had an come across with the supernatural realm,’ stated Napoleon, patting Jennifer’s hand, his eyes sparkling. on the different finish of the desk the Pirate Captain made a groaning noise, however the little basic didn't seem to detect.