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Silver Return to Treasure Island by Andrew Motion
  

Silver Return to Treasure Island

Action Adventure / Spy   Historical Fiction   Literary Fiction   

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Featuring a cast of noble seamen, murderous pirates and stories of love, valour and terrible cruelty, Silver is a worthy sequel to Treasure Island - one of the greatest adventure stories ever told - and a work of extraordinary authenticity and imaginative power from one of England's greatest writers.

If you like Andrew Motion you might also like to read books by John Drake, James Mcgee and Mark Keating.

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Synopsis

Silver Return to Treasure Island by Andrew Motion

It is July, 1802. In the marshy eastern reaches of the Thames lies the Hispaniola, an inn kept by Jim Hawkins and his son. Young Jim spends his days roaming the mist-shrouded estuaries, running errands for his father and listening to his stories in the taproom; tales of adventures on the high seas, of curses, murder and revenge, black spots and buried treasure - and of a man with a wooden leg. Late one night, a mysterious girl named Natty arrives on the river with a request for Jim from her father - Long John Silver. Aged and weak, but still possessing a strange power, the pirate proposes that Jim and Natty sail to Treasure Island in search of Captain Flint's hidden bounty, the 'beautiful bar silver' left behind many years before. Silver has chartered a ship and a hardy crew for this purpose, whose captain is waiting only for the map, now locked away at the Hispaniola. Making haste from London, Jim and Natty set off in the footsteps of their fathers, their tentative friendship growing stronger day by day. But the thrill of the ocean odyssey gives way to terror as the Nightingale reaches its destination, for it seems that Treasure Island is not as uninhabited as it once was...


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His voice is unlike any other. New Statesman Motion is a beautiful lyricist unpretentiously and precisely describing those things worth having even as he casts unsettling shadows across them Guardian [I]nventive. The struggles that ensue on the island are, frankly, more gripping than what Stevenson came up with... In one respect Motion excels Stevenson by a long sea mile. He is better at natural description... Motion has achieved that very difficult thing: a children's novel that works even better for adults. -- John Sutherland The Times


About the Author

Andrew Motion

Andrew Motion was born in 1952. He began his career teaching English at the University of Hull. He has also been Editor of the Poetry Review, Editorial Director of Chatto & Windus, Poet Laureate, co-founded of the Poetry Archive and was knighted for his services to literature in 2009. He is now Professor of Creative Writing at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and lives in London.

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Book Info

Publication date

15th March 2012

Author

Andrew Motion

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Publisher

Jonathan Cape Ltd an imprint of Vintage

Format

Hardback
432 pages

Categories

Action Adventure / Spy
Historical Fiction
Literary Fiction

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780224091190

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