The Book That Made Me: Philip Reeve 16/10/19
South Sea Tales
Publisher: Oxford University Press
This collection - the first to bring together all his shorter Pacific fiction in one volume - shows Stevenson using the subject material offered by his new environment, not to promote a romance of empire, but to produce some of the most ironic and critical treatments of imperialism in nineteenth-century fiction.
Ideal for those teens in to historical fiction, but looking for a more challenging read.