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The dread pirate Fleur & the hangman's noose

The dread pirate Fleur & the hangman's noose

Starbuck, Sara, 1955-; Harding, Niall

Fleur is happy to be aboard the Black Dragon ship with her best friend Tom and her uncle William the Heartless. They set sail for the Americas, a continent in the grip of the witch trials at Salem. When Fleur discovers her mother is on trial for witchcraft, she mounts a daring rescue mission

Paperback, Book. English. Fiction 9+. Adventure. Adventure stories. Children's stories.
Published London: Red Fox, 2010
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Statement of responsibility: Sara Starbuck ; illustrated by Niall Stewart Harding
ISBN: 1862307296, 9781862307292
Intended audience: Juvenile.
Physical Description: 359 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Subject: Uncles Juvenile fiction.; Trials (Witchcraft) Juvenile fiction.; Salem (Mass.) History Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 Juvenile fiction.; Mothers and daughters Juvenile fiction.; Women pirates Juvenile fiction.

Author note

Sara quit university to become a dancer, appearing in white jump suits in appalling pop videos, but returned to complete a degree in English, with Writing and Publishing. She put her degree to good use by running away to America with a rock band and working as a waitress. On her return to London, Sara started working in book publishing. Moving from export sales into the editorial department of Hodder and Stoughton, she commissioned contemporary fiction and sagas. She currently works as a Spoken Word agent for books at United Agents as well as working as a freelance editor specialising in commercial fiction and children's books. Sara lives in West Sussex with her husband, Toby, and their four-year-old son, Tom.

Back cover copy

Dare you step aboard the Black Dragon?
When Fleur is reunited with her partner-in-piracy Tom and her uncle William the Heartless, the crew set sail for Salem - deep in the grip of the infamous witch trials.
There, pirate captain William is captured and Fleur must mount a daring rescue mission to prevent him swinging from the Tyburn gallows - with help coming from the unexpectedly familiar quarters...
Treachery, danger and fast-paced adventure abound in this swashbuckling sequel toThe Dread Pirate Fleur and the Ruby Heart.