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Gangsters aside, pirates are perhaps the most romanticised outlaws of them all. And yet the annals of fiction are packed with larcenous sea dogs whose rakish flair is not so much heavily compromised as non-existent. Robert Louis Stevenson’s anti-hero Long John Silver accessorised with a wooden leg and a mouthy psittacine on the shoulder. Captain Hook — although a canny 1991 portrayal by Dustin Hoffman did something to salvage his

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