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Crossed Bones

Crossed Bones

Author(s): Jane Johnson

Location(s): Morocco, Penzance

Genre(s): Historical, Romance

Era(s): Modern , 1620s



This is a fictional account of a pirate raid which occured off of the Cornish coastline in the 1600s, but is actually based on historical facts that have been meticulously researched. 60 villagers are captured and stolen off to sea and their tale is told through the diary of Catherine Anne Tregenna. In the modern day, Julia Lovat comes across the diary and she heads for North Africa in search of information.

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This book evokes the prudishness of 17th century Puritan England, the terror of a pirate attack, and the richness and squalor of North Africa – it works well both in the modern day and...

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