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Pirates – Starboard Side! - A Simon Fonthill Short Story - cover

Pirates – Starboard Side! - A Simon Fonthill Short Story

John Wilcox

Publisher: Allison & Busby

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Simon Fonthill, his wife Alice and trusty ‘352’ Jenkins are bound from the Chinese port of Tientsin for Durban, South Africa at the urgent request of Kitchener. The rusty tub that is to take them across the sea does not inspire confidence and, more worryingly, neither does the captain. When matters come to a head, all three must pull together to ensure that their plans and lives aren’t wrecked.

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