"There are few novels which grip so thrillingly as those first read in childhood, and for me none which has quite matched the excitement of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island." —P. D. James, author, The Children of Men
"Reading Treasure Island at the age of seven or eight was my real awakening as a reader . . . it is all as frightening and exciting when read for the umpteenth time in middle age as when first discovered in childhood." —A. N. Wilson, author, The Lying Tongue
"What I didn't anticipate was the power of Stevenson s prose. His ability to bring everything vividly to life is still astonishing. It was probably the first time for me that reading became as exciting as messing about. The pirate has a dangerous glamour to him, a degenerate dandyism, something, once I was in my teens, that I would admire in people like David Bowie." —Jake Arnott, author, The Long Firm Trilogy
About the Author
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1849) is the author of Kidnapped and Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Jake Arnott is the author of Johnny Come Home and The Long Firm trilogy.