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Westborough: “At the Point of a Cutlass” author at Tatnuck Bookseller
June 8, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
At the Point of a Cutlass is the astonishing true story of a young sailor's ordeal during the golden age of piracy. Called America's real-life Robinson Crusoe, the true story of Philip Ashton, a 19-year-old fisherman captured by pirates, impressed as a crewman, subjected to torture and hardship, who eventually escaped and lived as a castaway and scavenger on a deserted island in the Caribbean, was at one time as well known as the tales of Cooper, Hawthorne, and Defoe. Based on a rare copy of Ashton's 1725 account, Flemming's vivid portrait recounts this maritime world during the golden age of piracy. Fishing vessels and merchantmen plied the coastal waters and crisscrossed the Atlantic and Caribbean.
All are welcome. Tatnuck Bookseller is located at 18 Lyman St., the Westborough Shopping Center.