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Pirate Queen: The Life of Grace O'Malley 1530-1603 Paperback – Sep 1 2004

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Judith Cook is a crime writer and investigative journalist.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Could have been so much better April 15 2008
By S. Radler - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Having just visited the Clew Bay area of County Mayo, I bought this book hoping for an interesting read about the life of Grace O'Malley and was sorely disappointed. The book is about 5% Grace and 95% general Irish history of the era, which, while important, makes for very dry reading at times. Furthermore, the book suffers from occasional mangled grammar and glaring factual errors, for example, referring to two men once as being uncle-nephew and later as being step-brothers. Although several people in the narrative do have the same name, this kind of mistake is inexcusable if a competent editor had been on board.

Furthermore, the index is woefully incomplete and the one supplied map is not very helpful. There is no scale -- a cardinal sin when printing any map -- and many places and castles mentioned in the book are not on the map at all; their inclusion would have added a lot to my comprehension.

Sail past this book if you want a lively read about Grace O'Malley.
A+++ Dec 13 2014
By Andy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
very good book and good service by amazon
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
pirate queen,not so much May 22 2012
By Mary Ellen Snyder - Published on Amazon.com
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too wordy and to much factual rather than story, not much about Grace O'malley more about the era. I was disappointed looking for more story like book
6 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Pirates in history April 13 2005
By Erin - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book on Grace O'Malley is a very well written book. If you're into adventure read this story Grace O'Malley. I traced back my family history and I'm actually related to her. I'm an O'Malley too.