Andrew Motion picks up where R. L. Stevenson left off, taking us on a fantastic adventure from the shores of Treasure Island to the mysterious New World...
THE END OF THE WORLD
OR THE BEGINNING…
On to the shores of Texas a raging sea coughs up two castaways: Jim and Natty, shipwrecked on their way home from Treasure Island.
The Nightingale sunk, their silver gone, captured, weak and afraid, the pair steal a treasure they should have left well alone.
The adventure of the New World lies in wait…
“I love The New World... I look forward, hopefully, to more.”
John Sutherland, The Times
“It’s written with such gusto and passion that it’s impossible not to enjoy it.”
“Motion paints an alluring portrait of a land that is in turns bountiful and beautiful, barren and savage.”
Lucy Scholes, Independent
“Motion’s narrative is both more lyrical and more gruesome than Robert Louis Stevenson’s.”
Mail on Sunday
“Motion has fashioned an exciting narrative that fans of the original will welcome.”
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