Wilbur's Books

Piracy on Cape Agulhas

Patriarch of the Courtney family Sir Francis and his son Hal successfully capture a Dutch East India trading ship, but hopes of extracting a ransom are dashed when they suffer a betrayal – and find themselves battling for their lives.

Battle royale of the buccaneers

Wilbur's Notebook

Battle royale of the buccaneers

The second Anglo-Dutch War raged over control of crucial sea and trade routes from 1665 to 1667. Discover how English King Charles II legitimised piracy to support his cause.

Real Life Adventure

Whaling in the Antarctic

Set sail with Wilbur on a real life seafaring adventure, and learn how his hair raising experiences on the Antarctic Sea proved a rich source of inspiration for his seafaring novels.