Robert Louis Stevenson & the Pirates

Start : 
19 Jul 2013 - 19:30
Type: 
Talk
Location: 

The Tall Ship at the Riverside Museum Glasgow - www.thetallship.com

Eric explores how Robert Louis Stevenson, while on rain drenched holiday in Braemar, drew a treasure map to amuse his step son from which his novel Treasure Island crystallised.

He based his immortal pirate characters Long John Silver and his band of old cut-throats from real pirate history - including Olivier ‘La Buse’ Levassiour of Calais and Captain James Macrae of Ayr.

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