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“Imagine an upperclass English girl kidnapped by pirates when she was eleven, and eventually returned to her family. If this sounds familiar, you’ve probably either read the classic book A High Wind in Jamaica by Richard Hughes, or seen the movie. Whatever you may imagine, Jean Roberta has taken the grown-­up Emily far beyond your—or the younger Emily’s—wildest speculations. “This is, indeed, a ‘Bawdy Novella,­’ but there’s more to it than that. Emily is a smart and spirited heroine, adventurous enough to see the bright side of the unspoken (and unfounded) assumption that she must be ‘damaged goods.­’ If her best friend at their elite girls’ school ‘believed that I carried unspeakable knowledge like hidden treasure under my clothes,­’ all the better for getting, and sharing, such treasure. When the friend ultimately lacks the courage for a permanent relationship, Emily tosses off the constraints of 19th-­century English society and returns to the sea on a more-­or-­less pirate ship . . .

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Imagine an upperclass English girl kidnapped by pirates when she was eleven, and eventually returned to her family. If this sounds familiar, you’ve probably either read the classic book A High Wind in Jamaica by Richard Hughes, or seen the movie. Whatever you may imagine, Jean Roberta has taken the grown-­up Emily far beyond your—or the younger Emily’s—wildest speculations.-­Sacchi Green,­Girl Fever

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