About the Author:
Helen started writing as a teenager. Published in the UK with her Arthurian Trilogy and two Saxon novels, she was selected by US publisher, Sourcebooks, and became a USA Today bestseller. Her Sea Witch Voyages are nautical-based adventures with a touch of fantasy, and are inspired by the Golden Age of Piracy. She is the founder of Discovering Diamonds, a review blog for historical fiction, and lives in Devon.
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Follow Helen's Book Tour for paperback edition of Pirates: Truth and Tales:
These links will take you to the Home Page of each blog host – Helen says thank you for their interest and enthusiasm! For exact URL links to each article go to Helen’s website: www.helenhollick.net which will be updated every day of the tour.
30th July: Cryssa Bazos https://cryssabazos.com/ Dropping Anchor to Talk About Pirates
31st July: Anna Belfrage https://annabelfrage.wordpress.com/ Ships That Pass…
1st August: Carolyn Hughes https://carolynhughesauthor.com/blog/ Pirates of the Middle Ages
2nd August: Alison Morton https://alison-morton.com/blog/ From Pirate to Emperor
3rd August: Annie Whitehead https://rwranniewhitehead.blogspot.com/ The Vikings: Raiders or Pirates?
4th August: Tony Riches http://tonyriches.blogspot.co.uk/ An Interview With Helen Hollick (and maybe a couple of pirates thrown in for good measure?)
5th August: Lucienne Boyce http://francesca-scriblerus.blogspot.com/ Anne and Mary. Pirates.
6th August: Laura Pilli http://fieldofbookishdreams.blogspot.co.uk/ Why Pirates?
7th August: Mary Tod https://awriterofhistory.com/ That Essential Element… For A Pirate.
8th August: Pauline Barclay http://paulinembarclay.blogspot.com/ Writing Non-Fiction. How Hard Can It Be?
9th August: Nicola Smith http://shortbookandscribes.uk/ Pirates: The Tales Mixed With The Truth
10th August: Christoph Fischerhttps://writerchristophfischer.wordpress.com/ In The Shadow Of The Gallows
11th August: Debdatta http://www.ddsreviews.in/ What Is It About Pirates?
12th August: Discovering Diamonds https://discoveringdiamonds.blogspot.co.uk/ It’s Been An Interesting Voyage…
13th August: Sarah Greenwood https://www.amberley-books.com/blog Pirates: The Truth and the Tales
14th August: Antoine Vanner https://dawlishchronicles.com/dawlish-blog/ The Man Who Knew About Pirates
Praise for Pirates: Truth and Tales:
“In this informative and comprehensive book, the author shows how the literary and movie images of pirates often bears little, or no, resemblance to the actual physical reality of the real life sea terrorists of the 17th and 18th centuries. Skilfully blending historical facts with literary fiction the book reads as lightly as a novel, but then we come sharply back to reality with daring tales of menace, of lives ruined by too much grog and too many loose women, and which ended, all too often, dangled at the end of a hangman's rope. Real buccaneers nestle comfortably alongside colourful literary counterparts. The book has a rich and lively vocabulary, with snippets of interesting facts that you never knew you needed to know, but which are all recounted with the author’s sparkling wit and fine attention to detail. A great dip-in-and-out-of kind of book; whichever page falls open you are guaranteed a fascinating look into the life and times of these colourful, and it must be said, decidedly, dangerous characters.”
Jaffareadstoo (Amazon Top 500 Reviewer)