This re-issue with a contemporary new cover is being released simultaneously with its sequel, Dead Sailors Don't Bite.
Boadicea lives with her grandfather, Admiral Bolderack, who treats her as his crew and runs the house on a tight ship's routine. But in his time he met pirates and dabbled in old spells. When Boa discovers a secret from the Admiral's past, and accidentally releases some terrifyingly bloodthirsty pirates from the Admiral's curse, her life changes forever. To save herself and the Admiral, Boa enlists her bookish friend Wiggy's help. And who would have guessed that Wiggy, of all people, could brave the magic of the sea and the curse of pirates?