The Life of a Smuggler

Helen Hollick

Smuggling was big business - it still is - but who were these derring-do rebels of the past who went against paying taxes on the importation of luxury goods? Who purchased the illicit contraband? How did smugglers operate? Where were the most notorious locations? Was it profitable, or just an inevitable path to arrest and the hangman's noose? Helen
Date Published :
April 2019
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Series :
Fact and Fictions
Illustration :
20 black and white illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781526727138
Pages : 240
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6 inches
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$24.95

Overview
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‘Brandy for the parson, baccy for the clerk…’We have an image, mostly from movies and novels, of a tall ship riding gently at anchor in a moonlit, secluded bay with the ‘Gentleman’ cheerfully hauling kegs of brandy and tobacco ashore, then disappearing silently into the night shadows to hide their contraband from the excise men in a dark cave or a secret cellar.But how much of the popular idea is fact and how much is fiction?Smuggling was big business – it still is – but who were these derring-do rebels of the past who went against paying taxes on the importation of luxury goods? Who purchased the illicit contraband? How did smugglers operate? Where were the most notorious locations? Was it profitable, or just an inevitable path to arrest and the hangman’s noose?

About The Author
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Helen Hollick is a bestselling historical fiction author, with her books 'A Hollow Crown' and 'Harold the King' being published in both the UK and the US. Her Pendragon’s Banner Trilogy, set in the fifth century, is widely acclaimed as a different telling of the Arthurian myth. She has written two non-fiction books, 'Pirates; Truth and Tale' and co-wrote 'Discovering the Diamond' with her editor, Jo Field, a short advice guide for new and novice writers who are interested in self-publishing. Smuggling is her first book with Pen and Sword, for their In Fact and Fiction series.

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