About this book
A thrilling follow-up to Robert Louis Stevenson's classic "Treasure Island", from the former Poet Laureate. Set in 1802, it sees Jim Hawkins's son, also called Jim, set off for Treasure Island. 'His voice is unlike any other.' "New Statesman"
In marshy eastern reaches of the Thames lies the Hispaniola, an inn kept by Jim Hawkins and his son. Young Jim spends his days roaming the mist-shrouded estuaries, running errands for his father and listening to his stories in the taproom. Late one night, a mysterious girl named Natty arrives on the river with a request for Jim from her father.