Book review: Kidnapped, by Robert Louis Stevenson, 1886

Read in a Penguin Classic edition It’s about time I explained why I am reading what is essentially a children’s book, albeit a Victorian ‘classic’. A few months ago the Guardian completed a two year exercise to publish a list of the top 100 novels written in English. I’ve written previously about how irritating theseContinue reading “Book review: Kidnapped, by Robert Louis Stevenson, 1886”

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

Earlier in the year, just after the Christmas/New Year break, I read “Treasure Island”, largely out of curiosity to see how close the TV adaptation was to the original. In some respects it was very faithful – for example in the way Silver kills the seaman (Tom) who will not join the mutiny once theyContinue reading “Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson”