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City Books Present: Andrew Motion talking about his new book: Silver – Return to Treasure Island

Thursday 14th June 2012 - Starts 7


Andrew Motion
Andrew Motion

Come and hear the brilliant Andrew Motion discuss his latest work Silver, Return to Treasure Island.

‘Motion is a beautiful lyricist unpretentiously and precisely describing those things worth having even as he casts unsettling shadows across them’ Robert Potts The Guardian

Andrew Motion, Poet Laureate (1999-09), introduces his eagerly awaited sequel to Treasure Island – Silver, which features a cast of noble seamen, murderous pirates and tales of love, valour & terrible cruelty. ‘Treasure Island is a book I have loved since childhood: it is a cornerstone of my reading, and of my imagination. Excitement, mystery, intrigue, suspense, pathos and human sympathy: Stevenson combines all these things. I have tried to do the same – in a story which honours his original genius, but at the same time sails its own course.’ Andrew Motion