In a lovely article in the most recent issue of Intelligent Life, Robert Macfarlane writes about Robert Louis Stevenson and the lure of islands. Here he describes the significance of Stevenson's Treasure Island: "Up from that flat page sprang one of the most compellingly realised of all imaginary places. Countless children have made landfall upon its blonde beaches, moved cautiously through its grey woods and seen sunlight flash hard upon the wild stone spires of its crags. Once visited, the island inhabits you."
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