Adventure books set in United Kingdom (9)


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1.

Poor Things by Alasdair Gray EN

Rating: 4 (2 votes)
Description:
What strange secret made rich, beautiful, tempestuous Bella Baxter irresistible to the poor Scottish medical student Archie McCandless? Was it her mysterious origin in the home of his monstrous friend Godwin Baxter, the genius whose voice could perforate eardrums? This story of true love and scientific daring whirls the reader from the private operating-theatres of late-Victorian Glasgow through aristocratic casinos, low-life Alexandria and a Parisian bordello, reaching an interrupted climax in a Scottish church.

2.

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson EN

Rating: 5 (5 votes)
Description:
'Fifteen men on the dead man's chest - Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!' All hands on deck for the swashbuckling adventure of a lifetime! Treasure Island has captivated children for decades and remains Robert Louis Stevenson's most famous book. With the legendary Long John Silver leading a mutinous pirate crew, children won't want to miss the boat on this classic tale of treasure and treachery.

3.

Manalive by G. K. Chesterton EN

Rating: 4 (3 votes)
Description:
Light-hearted work introduces Innocent Smith, a bubbly, eccentric gentleman of questionable character, into the lives of a group of young disillusioned people -- and the result is inspired, high-spirited nonsense.

4.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis EN

Rating: 5 (10 votes)
Description:
They open a door and enter a world.

5.

Frenchman's Creek by Daphne Du Maurier EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Description:
The Restoration Court knows Lady Dona St Columb to be ripe for any folly, any outrage that will alter the tedium of her days. But there is another, secret Dona who longs for freedom, honest love - and sweetness, even if it is spiced with danger. To escape the shallowness of court life, Dona retreats to Navron, her husband's remote Cornish estate. There, she seeks peace in its solitary woods and hidden creeks. But she finds instead a daring pirate, hunted by all Cornwall, a Frenchman who, like Dona, would gamble his life for a moment's joy. Together, they embark upon a quest rife with danger an... continue

6.

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll EN

Rating: 4 (11 votes)
Description:
A little girl falls down a rabbit hole and discovers a world of nonsensical and amusing characters.

7.

Watership Down by Richard Adams EN

Rating: 4 (2 votes)
Description:
An allegorical tale of survival in which a band of wild rabbits leave their ancestral home to build a more humane society

8.

Good Omens by Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett EN

Rating: 5 (4 votes)
Description:
The world will end on Saturday. Next Saturday. Just before dinner, according to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies written in 1655. The armies of Good and Evil are amassing and everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except that a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture. And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist. Put New York Times bestselling authors Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett together . . . and all Hell breaks loose.

9.

The Salt Path by Raynor Winn EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Description:
In one devastating week, Raynor and her husband Moth lost their home of 20 years, just as a terminal diagnosis took away their future together. With nowhere else to go, they decided to walk the South West Coast Path- a 630-mile sea-swept trail from Somerset to Dorset, via Devon and Cornwall. This ancient, wind-battered landscape strips them of every comfort they had previously known. With very little money for food or shelter, Raynor and Moth carry everything on their backs and wild camp on beaches and clifftops. But slowly, with every step, every encounter, and every test along the way, the w... continue