I must confess that I last read the book when I was about 10 years old some forty years ago - along with the The Master of Ballantrae
by Stevenson and Moonfleet
by J. Meade Faulkner. Both books were written long after the period in which the story was set (1880s to 1890s and c. 1740s to 1750s). I imagine that the names mentioned in Treausure Island
help to lend the book some authenticity in what might be termed 'historical fiction.' A book for children and adults alike I think - and one which fires the imagination!
Another favourite around about that time was YTV's Boy Dominic
, which co-starred the extremely loud, but always entertaining, Brian Blessed. I can still remember one of the lines from the series: " What does tha want, Woodcock?" For me, Brian Blessed will be forever "Woodcock"