The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle
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A re-creation of life on a nineteenth-century sailing ship with a well-known cast of character types and dramatic happenings: inhuman captain, rebellious crew, attempted mutiny, murder and a storm at sea. It's well done, full of careful details (with helpful facts at the back) and, to give it a dash of novelty, the central character is a lone girl passenger who takes up with the crew and casts her dresses and tresses aside.