Robert Louis Stevenson & the Pirates

Start : 
24 Feb 2012 - 12:00
End : 
24 Feb 2012 - 13:00
Type: 
Talk
Location: 

Institut Français d’Écosse
13 Randolph Crescent
Edinburgh
EH3 7TT

In this illustrated talk, Dr Eric Graham will explore 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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