Black Jack Anderson

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Penguin Group Australia, Jun 27, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 264 pages
Anderson and his men came in under the stern of HMS Shannon, jammed her rudder and scrambled up her ropes.
But the captain had been looking out for them. He had orders to capture Anderson if he came within range, and to take him to Hobart for trial. At pistol point, the captain called on Anderson to surrender.
Ruthless, passionate, charismatic and complex. Black Jack Anderson made a living by raiding passing ships off the southwest coast of Australia. The massive African-American was notorious in his lifetime, but this towering figure in Australian history has slowly been forgotten... until now.
Elaine Forrestal has written the definitive Australian pirate story - one that will live forever in the memories of all who read it.
 

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A riveting tale about WAs own infamous pirate B. J. Anderson. The pirating that B. J. and his hearties get up to around the Albany region is almost unbelievable, made all the more amazing because it is so close to home. Almost makes you want try your hand at pirating. Read full review

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Elaine Forrestal lives and works in the beach suburb of Scarborough, Western Australia, where she shares a house with her husband, Peter and an Axle look-alike called Fling. She enjoys, swimming, walking, reading, travelling and catching up with her many friends in different parts of the world.
Elaine has had magazine articles and short stories published, and has also written for children's television. Three of her novels, The Watching Lake, Straggler's Reef and Deep Water were shortlisted for the Western Australian Premier's Book Awards. Her novel Someone Like Me was commended in the 1997 National Association for Special Education Needs Children's Book Awards in the UK and won the Western Australian Young Readers' Hoffman Award. It also won the 1998 Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award for Younger Readers. Another of her novels, Graffiti on the Fence, was shortlisted in 2000 for the same award. Deep Water was a 2004 Children's Book Council Notable Book.

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