Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Pirates at Play” as Want to Read:
Pirates at Play
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Pirates at Play

3.67  ·  Rating Details ·  12 Ratings  ·  1 Review
Published to coincide with a biography of Violet Trefusis, this romantic comedy set in the Twenties shows young aristocrat, Elizabeth Caracole being finished in Florence with the family of a Papal count - the dentist. All five brothers fall for her, but their sister, Vica, has plans of her own.
Paperback, 227 pages
Published January 1st 1996 by Virago Press (UK) (first published 1950)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Pirates at Play, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Pirates at Play

Community Reviews

(showing 1-41)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Melanie Williams
Jul 08, 2016 Melanie Williams rated it really liked it
An entertaining read - Violet Trefusis pokes gemtle fun at the English aristocracy, the English in Florence and the Italian elite - she lived amongst them all, so she gets away with it! This is light comedy, but well-written.
Amy
Amy rated it really liked it
Jun 25, 2016
Trish
Trish rated it really liked it
Mar 27, 2012
Chrissy
Chrissy rated it really liked it
Jan 03, 2016
Andrea Engle
Andrea Engle rated it liked it
Jun 11, 2014
Emma
Emma rated it it was ok
Oct 20, 2013
Vita
Vita rated it it was amazing
Jan 05, 2010
Jen
Jen rated it it was amazing
Aug 29, 2014
Margaret
Margaret rated it liked it
Sep 30, 2014
Edgar
Edgar rated it liked it
Sep 21, 2011
Tiziana
Tiziana rated it liked it
Dec 28, 2012
Jane
Jane rated it really liked it
Nov 12, 2009
Vena
Vena marked it as to-read
Feb 05, 2009
Liz Dean
Liz Dean marked it as to-read
Oct 27, 2010
Magdalena
Magdalena marked it as to-read
Jan 22, 2016
Misha
Misha marked it as to-read
May 08, 2011
Fredrika Engblom
Fredrika Engblom marked it as to-read
Aug 01, 2011
Kate
Kate marked it as to-read
Aug 05, 2011
Brooke
Brooke marked it as to-read
Aug 06, 2011
Crystal
Crystal marked it as to-read
Oct 03, 2011
Muriel
Muriel marked it as to-read
Jul 09, 2012
Luci
Luci marked it as to-read
Sep 30, 2012
Marty
Marty marked it as to-read
Mar 09, 2013
Ching-In
Ching-In marked it as to-read
Jun 03, 2013
Isabel
Isabel marked it as to-read
Jan 05, 2014
Kate
Kate marked it as to-read
Sep 29, 2014
Sophie
Sophie marked it as to-read
Apr 21, 2015
Meg
Meg marked it as to-read
Jul 06, 2015
Daniel
Daniel marked it as to-read
Jul 26, 2015
Juliana
Juliana marked it as to-read
Dec 14, 2015
Elaine Mulligan
Elaine Mulligan marked it as to-read
Apr 22, 2016
Claire
Claire marked it as to-read
Jul 11, 2016
Melon109
Melon109 marked it as to-read
Aug 17, 2016
Sharni
Sharni marked it as to-read
Sep 05, 2016
Lauren
Lauren marked it as to-read
Sep 24, 2016
Hilary Kelly
Hilary Kelly marked it as to-read
Oct 22, 2016
Yasmine
Yasmine marked it as to-read
Dec 06, 2016
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book



“Do you think that love has to be requited to be genuine? On the contrary, it thrives on indifference.” 13 likes
“He loved the interminable winter nights, when the dissatisfied wind mewed through the keyhole, and gusts of acrid smoke were driven down through the chimney; the imperfect silence when you awoke, as of a conversation hastily lulled, objects being hastily replaced. ‘Blow, blow thou winter wind, thou art not so unkind as man’s ingratitude.’ Why was it that he felt so perfectly attuned to winter, to its fatalistic expectation of the worst, then, when the worst came, its rustic heroisms and shouldering of burdens, improvised ingeniousness, constructive despair?” 4 likes
More quotes…