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Tales Of Pirates And Blue Water

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Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle, DL (1859-1930) was a Scottish author. He is most noted for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered a major innovation in the field of crime fiction, and for the adventures of Professor Challenger. He was a prolific writer whose other works include science fiction stories, historical novels, plays and ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published January 25th 2008 by Dodo Press (first published 1922)
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Mar 26, 2011 Rozonda rated it really liked it
Conan Doyle was a gifted writer in many genres- and these sea stories prove as much. Mixing adventure, horror, humour and romance, these vivid tales are as entertaining as one could wish, vivid and surprising.
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Mar 08, 2016 Robert Hepple rated it really liked it
Tales of Pirates and Blue Water is a 1922 collection of short stories, mostly with a sea connection. Originally published in the late 19th and early 20th century, the stories are split into two groups connected firstly with piracy and secondly other sea stories. The piracy stories include the connected Captain Sharkey stories, whilst the Blue Water stories include one supernatural story – what turn of the century collection would be complete without one! All very atmospheric, some quite predicta ...more
This one is kind of a mixed bag: a bunch of pirate stories that owe a lot to some actual historical pirates (Kidd, Teach, et al), a story of a modern-day (for Doyle) highwayman, some mysteries/thrillers and one arctic ghost story. Doyle even takes a stab at solving the mystery of the Mary Celeste.
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Arthur Conan Doyle was born the third of ten siblings on 22 May 1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland. His father, Charles Altamont Doyle, was born in England of Irish descent, and his mother, born Mary Foley, was Irish. They were married in 1855.

Although he is now referred to as "Conan Doyle", the origin of this compound surname (if that is how he meant it to be understood) is uncertain. His baptism record
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