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by Elizabeth Garrett

  • ISBN: 0812578511
  • Author: Elizabeth Garrett
  • ePub ver: 1360 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Tor Books; 1st Mass Market Edition edition (April 15, 2002)
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  • Category: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Genre Fiction
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The Sweet Trade Mass Market Paperback – April 15, 2002. by Elizabeth Garrett (Author). Based on what historical records exist detailing their lives, Elizabeth Garrett in "The Sweet Trade" weaves a credible tale of their adventures.

The Sweet Trade Mass Market Paperback – April 15, 2002. The story is exciting and necessarily quick-paced - their days of piracy together lasted less than three years - but it's leisurely enough to sit back and enjoy the progression of events.

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is a tricky thing," muses first novelist Garrett in an afterword. The end result is, invariably, an odd amalgam of history and fiction, not entirely one or the other. Striving for historical accuracy, Garrett crafts a fast-moving, if ultimately conventional, romantic adventure novel. Mary Read and Anne Bonny, a pair of unusual (real-life) 18th-century pirates, dress as men so they may travel freely, and, together with Calico Jack Rackam, they terrorize the West Indies.

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Elizabeth Garrett Anderson (9 June 1836 – 17 December 1917) was an English physician and suffragist. She was the first woman to qualify in Britain as a physician and surgeon

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson (9 June 1836 – 17 December 1917) was an English physician and suffragist. She was the first woman to qualify in Britain as a physician and surgeon. She was the co-founder of the first hospital staffed by women, the first dean of a British medical school, the first woman in Britain to be elected to a school board and, as Mayor of Aldeburgh, the first female mayor and magistrate in Britain.

After a winter and a summer of hard drought that had dropped the Hudson fifteen feet before it ever reached thirsty New Amsterdam, the weather turned wild enough to render travel a chore. ive Crown Investigator Garrett might have cancelled her much-anticipated engagement at the Earl of Westchester’s country house if social excuses had not become so rare now, with the colonies on the verge of being drawn into the Empire’s war on France and the rebellion of the southern Iroquois shaman-sorcerers likely to sweep them into another Indian War. A war on two fronts

Anne Bonny, a pampered Southern belle, hungers for a life more exciting and dangerous than she knows keeping her father's household together. When she convinces a hapless sailor boy to marry her and take her to Nassau, that seething cauldron of piracy, prostitution and all things wicked, she alters the course of her life forever. . . Calico Jack Rackham, a devious pirate, returns to Nassau with hopes of accepting the governor's pardon and leaving the sweet trade. When he first lays eyes on Anne Bonny, however, he realizes that she is the one woman who could convince him to put aside his fear of the noose and take up the trade again, no matter what the consequences.And Mary Read, a sensible Englishwoman who has been living as a man and earning her livelihood as a merchant sailor, must make a decision when her ship is overtaken by Calico Jack and she is invited to join the band of thieves. When she tastes the freedom of a pirate's life, she realizes what she has been missing during all her years of toil... and when she joins forces with Anne, they form a union that will carry them to the ends of the earth, through births, deaths, and battles more exciting than even Anne Bonny could have dreamed.
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I really love this book, I checked it out from our library multiple times..and then it was lost. I was very happy to find it on Amazon. I love pirate history, and Mary and Anne's stories have always especially fascinated me. The author does an excellent job of blending facts and fiction-and bringing the characters to life so you can really feel their heartbreak, their identity struggles, life at sea, and the joy and sorrows that made these pirates human. There is romance to it of course, but it's so much more than that. Garrett doesn't shy away from any of it. presenting not only the "fantasy" world of pirates, but the harsh realities too-especially for the women. He paints a picture of two incredibly strong, often rough women, but he also lays out their hearts.
One of the more romanticized villains in history is the noble pirate, the seafaring reaver with gleam in his eye and a heart of gold. Nowhere is this more evident than in tales of the sea queens, the rare but all too real women in pirate's clothing. The most famous of these are Anne Bonny and Mary Read, who sailed with Calico Jack Rackam in the Caribbean in the early 1700s.

Based on what historical records exist detailing their lives, Elizabeth Garrett in "The Sweet Trade" weaves a credible tale of their adventures. The story is exciting and necessarily quick-paced -- their days of piracy together lasted less than three years -- but it's leisurely enough to sit back and enjoy the progression of events. You'll get to know the three main characters quite well, both their strengths and failings, and you'll get a good feel for life at sea at the dawn of the 18th century. You'll certainly learn enough to realize that life at sea wasn't easy, and pirates certainly weren't romantic or noble.

Garrett has a fine voice for narration, and a keen sense of story. This one unfolds with a few surprises along the way, and leaves you with a conviction that the author knew her subjects in and out before starting to write. She might show occasional aspirations to be a romance writer, but those out-of-place scenes are thankfully few and far between. Similarly, the main characters are all a bit too good looking, and the sex is always just a bit too good; I suspect in real life these people stank most of the time and had little time to learn the gentler arts of wooing.

I picked up "The Sweet Trade" because it's a pirate book, and because it features two piratesses who've intrigued me for years. While there are some weaknesses, I read the book eagerly and walked away pleased, quite sated by the experience. I'd certainly consider reading more by this author in the future.

by Tom Knapp, Rambles.NET editor
I've read this book twice now, several years apart, and I remember it being so much better the first time around. I do love how it weaves the history, the myth, and the steamy bits all together cohesively.
This story of 18th-century Caribbean pirates is entertaining and solid, though unmarked by any particular genius. It struck me as being better paced and plotted than at least one far more heavily touted recent nautical release. Historical research seems strong, and the characters, pirates Calico Jack, Anne Bonney and Mary Read, are distinct and appealing. Action rarely lags, and I found the book entertaining overall.
Detracting from the book's quality was a romance-novel undertone. It's not that there's too much romance per se, but it's graphically described and improbably good. And every single time Mary, who dresses as a man, reveals her gender to a man she's in love with, he joyously accepts her -- this didn't strike me as realistic. I agree with the reviewer who wanted a gritter portrayal of pirate life.
Another detraction comes from the writing style, which is workmanlike at best and occasionally, as in Mary's final moments, downright clumsy. Still, this is definitely a readable novel.
Female pirates have always fired up the public imagination, and none are more notorious than the real-life 18th Century pirates Anne Bonny and Mary Read. Tried and convicted of piracy in Jamaica in the year 1720, along with their captain, Calico Jack Rackam, and the rest of his crew, they are the most legendary of historical women pirates. In her rousing debut novel, "The Sweet Trade," Elizabeth Garrett plunges us into the lives of Mary, Anne and Jack, threading their stories together in a skillful blend of historical fact and creative imagination.
In a simmering prologue dripping with tropical heat and languid fatalism, we find Mary and Anne in jail in St. Jago de la Vega, Jamaica, on the day they are to go on trial. In flashback, Garrett weaves together the separate but parallel stories of her three protagonists, piecing together shrewd and plausible psychological portraits of each. Mary emerges as the true hero of the story. Disguised as a boy most of her life to survive, she has been a foot soldier, a corporal in a cavalry brigade, an able-bodied seaman, and -all too briefly - an innkeeper's wife, before joining the crew on a Dutch trader that's captured by Calico Jack. Mary's stoicism and common sense while coping with her shifting identity and struggling to survive give the novel its narrative thrust.
By contrast, Anne is pictured as wilful, spoiled and reckless. The beautiful but illegitimate daughter of a wealthy Irish solicitor in South Carolina, she has a vicious temper and a wild streak. She defies her father to marry penniless, woebegone merchant sailor James Bonny so she can run off with him to Nassau on the island of New Providence in the Bahamas, an infamous pirate hangout and capital of all things wicked in Anne's overheated imagination. When she meets and lustily beds Calico Jack, the famous pirate, Garrett suggests it is only Anne's badgering for the thrilling outlaw life of her dreams that drives him back "on the account." Indeed, this Jack is a bit of a dandy, content "to impress Anne with his bravado and still not have to risk his neck." Handsome and popular, Jack has deposed his own pirate captain, the ruthless Charles Vane, and returned to Nassau in triumph, hoping to rest on his laurels. But when Anne goads him back to sea, he finds a captain's responsibilities overwhelming. Faced with pitifully small trade and smaller profits, afraid of losing the respect of his men and of the hangman's noose that awaits them all, Jack sinks into a downward spiral of drinking, paranoia and despair long before his ship is captured by the authorities.
There's plenty of action on land and sea-a tense battle in a wheat field in Flanders, the drenching, freezing misery of working a ship in a howling storm, the desperate grappling of a merchant crew attempting to fight off a boarding gang of pirates. Garrett also makes us understand how the rudimentary democracy of pirate life attracted so many of the poor and disposessed. But she also pays attention to the things that make our fascination with women pirates in particular so enduring-how these women manage or fail to maintain their male disguise, find their place in the world of men and cope with such issues as sexuality and pregnancy. Readers are drawn to female pirate tales to learn about these very things, and Garrett makes them the centerpiece of her story.
Garret uses a few too many breathless sentence fragments; intended to create momentum, they too often stop the reader dead in her tracks searching for a verb or object to complete the thought. ("The Caribbean was blue-green, a warm and unfailing breeze, humps of high, jungle-covered mountains in the far distance.") And it's a bit of a stretch when she tries to make Mary's sad final moments into something emotionally upbeat. Still, this is a ripping yarn that breathes life into the lengend.

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