Based on the experiences of Alexander Selkirk, a shipwrecked sailor who lived four and a half years on a Pacific Island, Defoe created a unique literary masterpiece. Daniel Defoe was born in London in 1660. He worked as a spy and as a merchant, before he started the newspaper "The Review" and became famous as one of the most important journalists of his time. Almost sixty years old, Daniel Defoe’s astounding debut as a novelist was eventually published: Robinson Crusoe. The literary genius who has produced roughly 500 pamphlets, tracts and books (including Moll Flanders), died on 26 April, 1731 of a lethargy in Ropemaker's Alley, Moorfields.
Nigel Graham was born in Australia. Moving to London in 1959 he worked in many theatres round the country and in London’s West End. Television appearances included such popular series as Coronation Street and Z Cars. He has a long association with BBC radio and for many years he has been increasingly drawn towards Audio Books and has so far recorded more than 200 books.
Please note: This audiobook is in English.