• I read ' Treasure Island' for the first time at university. And I started to notice then how unresolved some things were. Later, I realised that Stevenson was interested in sequels, and I wondered whether he would have gone back to it had he lived longer.

    "Andrew Motion: 'The day I stopped being laureate, the poems that had been very few and far between came back to me'". Interview With William Skidelsky, March 16, 2012.