Writer Gideon Defoe wrote a pirate book to impress the girl of his dreams. It didn't work, but his writing took off. Writer Gideon Defoe says he knew instinctively that his career in minimum-wage temp jobs wouldn't impress the girl of his dreams. So he told her he was writing a book, and the product of this fevered inspiration was the saga of a bunch of wacky buccaneers called The Pirates!
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The year-old drew inspiration from her children and grandchildren to survive a nine-hour ordeal in which attackers boarded their boat and bound her naked like a "trussed chicken". She also told how she befriended the youngest of the three pirates in order to soften her captors and prevent them from harming her. Mrs Robertson, from St Leonards, Sussex, was speaking as she was reunited with her four grown-up children Dean, 34, Tara, 38, Darren, 37, and Ben, 35, at a resort in Thailand close to where she was rescued. Asked how she found the strength to endure the ordeal, she said: "There's four reasons here and my seven grandchildren. I knew Malcolm was dead, there was so much blood and I thought I have to do whatever I can to survive this.