Fenton Ash (pseudonym for Francis Henry Atkins) also known as Fred Ashley, Frank Aubrey (1840 – 1927), wrote a number of „scientific romances” beginning with „The Devil Tree” (1896). He was involved in a scandal at the turn of the century and sentenced to nine months imprisonment for obtaining money by deception. After leaving prison he dropped the name Frank Aubrey and – in his early 60s, following a three-year hiatus – began writing as Fenton Ash. „The Island Of Gold” (1918) is a fantasy adventure would suit anyone interested in old fantasy novels for children and young people. Wonderful entertainment and highly entertaining. If you haven’t discovered the joys of Fenton Ash’s adventures there is a good place to start. Highly recommended!