Captain Seadog Scratchboard book cover illustration - 12/24/2018

Materials used: 6x6 inch Black-coated Ampersand board and scratching tools.

This is book #011 of 160 paperback novels being transcribed by the The Gardner Francis Fox Library.

This is a historical romance novel that takes place in 16th-century England under Queen Elizabeth’s rule. You can purchase a copy from The Gardner Francis Fox Library.

Here's the first bit and a link to chapter one of Barbary Devil.


These were the rewards Michael Goddard dreamed of when he returned to England with a treasure taken at sword's point from the proud galleons of the Spanish Main.

But instead, Goddard was falsely accused of treachery to Queen Elizabeth. He was left to rot in a dungeon.

Then, suddenly and mysteriously, he was helped to escape. His rescuer was a ravishingly beautiful woman he had never even seen before. And the mystery deepened when Good Queen Bess herself ordered him to perform a service upon which hung the fate of all England.

Read the rest of this chapter by visiting The Gardner Francis Fox Library.

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