When I was a kid I read a novel about a serving girl who turned pirate in ye olde England. This was an adult’s book, not a kid book. I’ve since lost it and would love to read it again. Please help me identify it as it’s driving me nuts trying to find it again.
Basic plot. Young lass grows up on a Caribbean island and is tutored in sailing and swordfighting by and older chap. Somehow she ends up in England as a maidservant . A famous pirate is caught by her master and imprisoned and tortured in the grounds of his estate. The girl (who I think may be called Marie Ravenne) falls in love, yadda yadda, helps him escape.
Selfish bugger has it away on his toes and abandons her to her fate. She takes up piracy and has all sorts of jolly japes before meeting him again and kicking the crap out of him due to her swordfighting skills. Eventually they end up on the island she grew up on and presumably lived happily ever after.
So what’s this book? I *think *it was called something like ‘Raven’ but amazon searches don’t turn it up. Does anyone recognise it and could furnish me with an author name?