The Pirate’s Wife by Daphne Palmer Geanacopoulos

Cover of "The Pirate's Wife"

Monday, January 1 through Friday, January 5, 2024. Read by Norman Gilliland.

Captain Kidd was one of the most notorious pirates to ever prowl the seas. But few know that Kidd had an accomplice, a behind-the-scenes player who enabled his plundering and helped him outpace his enemies. That accomplice was his wife, Sarah Kidd, a well-to-do woman whose extraordinary life is a lesson in reinvention and resourcefulness. Twice widowed by twenty-one and operating within the strictures of polite society in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century New York, Sarah secretly aided and abetted her husband, fighting alongside him against his accusers. Daphne Palmer Geanacopoulos reconstructs the extraordinary life of Sarah Kidd, uncovering a rare example of the kind of life that pirate wives lived during the Golden Age of Piracy.

(Hanover Square Press; ASIN: B09PJL699S)

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Theme: “Three Shanties, Op 4”, Sir Malcolm Arnold; performed by East Winds