Hilary Westfield has always dreamed of being a pirate. But the Very
Nearly Honourable League of Pirates rejects Hilary's application
because she's a girl, and her father ships her off to Miss Pimm's
Finishing School for Delicate Ladies instead. Expected to wear
woollen dresses (petticoats not provided) and enthusiastically
throw herself into activities such as Viennese Waltzing for the
Eager Novice, Miss Pimm's is every bit as horrid as Hilary feared.
However, a true pirate never lets dire circumstances stand in her
way, and after a mostly dreadful first week, Hilary escapes and
applies for a job with a freelance pirate known as the Terror of
the Southlands. He offers her a place on his misfit crew, on one
condition: she must find the famous treasure that's rumoured to
contain most of the kingdom's lost magic. Hilary soon finds herself
caught up in a dangerous quest, and on the run from her school
governess and the most villainous pirate on the high seas!