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The thrilling follow-up to Treasure Island, as told by one of England's greatest contemporary writers.

Think of the fortune waiting for you…

July, 1802. Young Jim Hawkins and Long John Silver’s daughter, Natty, set off in the footsteps of their fathers.


The lure of hidden treasure and the thrill of the ocean odyssey soon gives way to terror as the
Nightingale reaches its destination.

Treasure Isla
nd is not uninhabited as it once was…

Reviews

Like Stevenson, Motion has achieved that very difficult thing: a children's novel that works even better for adults. Look to your laurels, Rowling

John Sutherland, The Times

Deeply pleasing and convivial

Guardian

Vastly entertaining

Scotsman

Gripping

Daily Mail

Fascinating and richly colourful

Herald

Silver provides a fitting sequel to Treasure Island, certainly, but also stands in its own right as a companion volume to a literary classic

Observer

Elegant, affectionate homage to Robert Louis Stevenson … A piece of writing born of genuine love and respect for the original

The Sunday Times

His voice is unlike any other

New Statesman

Motion's book is sensitive and porous. It fits seamlessly into the groove left by its parent, and yet is also something that is languidly original. The potency of the story must win out: Treasure Island is 'accursed', and young Jim, too, must suffer hardship and loss. Though the book ends with a powerful affirmation, there is much uncertainty that points to more. For which I, for one, fervently hope

Philip Womack, Literary Review

Motion is a beautiful lyricist unpretentiously and precisely describing those things worth having even as he casts unsettling shadows across them

Guardian

The thrilling follow-up to Treasure Island, as told by one of England's greatest contemporary writers...Silver is a worthy sequel to Treasure Island and a work of extraordinary authenticity

GQ

Like Stevenson, Motion has achieved that very difficult thing: a children’s novel that works even better for adults. Look to your laurels, Rowling

The Times

A solid adventure yarn, full of ghostly echoes of Stevenson, with a denser tropical atmosphere and an even more palpable sense of evil

TLS

There are sequels and prequels aplenty, but this follow-up to Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure island by the former Poet Laureate reeks of authenticity, cunning, intrigue, suspense and adventure.It’s brilliant, and for all ages

Henry Sutton, Daily Mirror

He reinvents Stevenson’s world to reveal its dark underside, illuminating both its mysterious beauty and its grim immortality.Silver provides a fitting sequel to Treasure Island, certainly, but also stands in its own right as a companion volume to a literary classic.

Daisy Hay, The Observer

Silver is a deeply pleasing and convivial book… As with Treasure Island, 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.

Ian Sansom, The Guardian

Silver…captures something of the old magic. The thrilling flight across moor and heather that Henry James admired in Kidnapped.... finds expression in Silver’s action scenes set amid Caribbean waters.

Ian Thomson, Financial Times

Beautifully written and genuinely exciting... Motion’s novel stays true to Stevenson’s original... Outstanding.

Emma Lee-Potter, author of House With No Name

Silver’s plot twists and turns and introduces elements beyond even Stevenson’s imagination. The result is a fascinating and richly coloured novel that can be read by children with an appetite for adventure and adults who will relish reliving the glory days of youth.

Alan Taylor, Herald

Elegant, affectionate homage to Robert Louis Stevenson is straight out of this classic adventure-story mould… A piece of writing born of genuine love and respect for the original.

Adam Lively, Sunday Times

A thrilling follow-up to Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island...Silver is a novel that will appeal to readers of all ages. Beautifully written and genuinely exciting...Best of all, Motion’s novel stays true to Stevenson’s original tale while adding an extra dimension.

Emma Lee-Potter, Daily Express

Elegant, thrilling sequel...The plot is gripping, a mixture of high adventure, low cunning and desperation...Motion’s prose vivid and glowingly poetic, is a brilliant counterpoint to the fascinating action.

Eithne Farry, Daily Mail

This is a pacey tale with an appropriately feisty young heroine for modern readers

Lesley McDowell, Independent on Sunday

Andrew Motion brings lyricism but, more importantly, rollicking adventure to this sequel to Treasure Island

Mail on Sunday

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780099552659

    April 16, 2013

    Vintage

    416 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • EBook

    9781409028642

    April 1, 2012

    Vintage Digital

    416 pages

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  • EBook

    9781448182664

    April 4, 2013

    Vintage Digital

    416 pages

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