The Cornish mining industry at one time accounted for well over 70% of the world's production of copper. Later, it produced more than half the world's tin.
In "Deep Down", R. M.... More > Ballantyne, with a meticulous eye for detail, weaves a story around the life of a typical mine, the Botallack Mine in the extreme southwest of Cornwall. Populated with colorful but authentic characters, "Deep Down" explores a hard, dangerous and often fatal way of life that once was common in this remote part of England.< Less
In this classic tale of adventure, three teenage boys are shipwrecked on an uninhabited island in the Pacific.
Jack, Ralph and Peterkin explore their new home and soon learn to thrive in the... More > marvelous island paradise. But before long they must face cannibalistic savages, kidnapping by pirates, and deadly storms.
This tale of adventure and courage in an exotic setting was the first, and remains the best-loved, of R. M. Ballantyne's successes.< Less