Silver by Andrew Motion
Return to Treasure Island

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...Silver is left open to the possibility of its own sequel, and surely no one would wish Motion to swallow the anchor. All aboard! All aboard! All aboard that's coming aboard
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This ebook includes a copy of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island!

A rip-roaring sequel to Treasure Island—Robert Louis Stevenson’s beloved classic—about two young friends and their high-seas adventure with dangerous pirates and long-lost treasure.

It's almost forty years after the events of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island: Jim Hawkins now runs an inn called the Hispaniola on the English coast with his son, Jim, and Long John Silver has returned to England to live in obscurity with his daughter, Natty. Their lives are quiet and unremarkable; their adventures have seemingly ended.
     But for Jim and Natty, the adventure is just beginning. One night, Natty approaches young Jim with a proposition: return to Treasure Island and find the remaining treasure that their fathers left behind so many years before. As Jim and Natty set sail in their fathers' footsteps, they quickly learn that this journey will not be easy.  Immediately, they come up against murderous pirates, long-held grudges, and greed and deception lurking in every corner. And when they arrive on Treasure Island, they find terrible scenes awaiting them—difficulties which require all their wit as well as their courage.  Nor does the adventure end there, since they have to sail homeward again...
     Andrew Motion’s sequel—rollicking, heartfelt, and utterly brilliant—would make Robert Louis Stevenson proud.
 

About Andrew Motion

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ANDREW MOTION served as Poet Laureate of the UK for ten years and was knighted for his services to literature in 2009. He is now professor of creative writing at Royal Holloway College, University of London, and a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. From the Trade Paperback edition.
 
Published August 7, 2012 by Crown. 418 pages
Genres: History, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Travel, Romance. Fiction
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NY Times

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Reviewed by Liesl Schillinger on Aug 23 2012

With “Silver,” Andrew Motion places the poet adventurer up in the sky where he belongs, coasting and gliding in favorable winds, pointing the way to literary treasure.

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Reviewed by Ian Sansom on Mar 30 2012

...Silver is left open to the possibility of its own sequel, and surely no one would wish Motion to swallow the anchor. All aboard! All aboard! All aboard that's coming aboard

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Excellent
Reviewed by Daisy Hay on Mar 24 2012

...Silver is stuffed with the black spots, treasure maps and sailor's chests that animate its source text, and is an impressive work of ventriloquism as Motion mimics Stevenson's dialogue and tricks of narrative foreshadowing.

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