Robert Louis Stevenson

All the Songs on Sia’s New Christmas Album, Ranked

I know what you’re thinking: <i>It’s not even Thanksgiving yet! It’s too early for a Christmas album!</i> Maybe that’s why Sia decided to call hers <i>Everyday</i> …

Christmas

17 Best Travel Books To Fuel Your Wanderlust

What are the Best Travel Books?<p>Travel Inspiration<p>These are some of the best travel books ever (in my opinion). If you’re looking for travel …

Travel

Could claret have been Scotland's national drink?

Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p><b>Michael Alexander</b> speaks to Newport-based broadcaster Billy Kay as he celebrates the Scots drouth for fine wine across …

Wine

Fire in autumn: Why I’m thankful for Robert Louis Stevenson

His works, especially his garden of verse, capture the childhood experience without short-changing or sentimentalizing it.<p>It began one night when …

Literature

Small Council: What does it mean to have “the next Game of Thrones,” and where should studios look for it?

<i>This week, Amazon announced that it’s going to make an expensive, expansive TV series based on The Lord of the Rings. It’s pouring tons of money in</i> …

Entertainment

Meet The Man Whose Double Life Inspired Dr. Jekyll And Mr Hyde

The two-faced maniac was actually based on a real person.The post Meet The Man Whose Double Life Inspired <em>Dr. Jekyll And Mr Hyde</em> appeared …

Literature

Stepping up for the love of poetry

Selina Tusitala Marsh wondered whether she'd ever find time to tour with Sam Hunt after finding out she was the new Poet Laureate. He'd invited her …

New Zealand News

20 things to do in Vancouver this weekend: November 18 and 19

The weekend is here and we’re ready to let loose! Get out and have fun in Vancouver with our list of things to do this weekend, Saturday, November …

Vancouver

THE GOLD-BUG: The Edgar Allan Poe Story You've Never Heard Of

For modern readers, Edgar Allan Poe is synonymous with Gothic tales of horror and “dark” poetry, like The Raven or The Tell-Tale Heart. But during …

Literature

Writer of tales

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Literature

North-east author gives Harry Potter 'mither tongue'

Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>Matthew Fitt has already translated books by renowned authors Roald Dahl and Robert Louis Stevenson into Scots.<p>But the …

Harry Potter

19 Classic Poems for Lovers of the Sea and Sailing

The sea has been a powerful, inevitable presence in poetry from its ancient beginnings, in Homer’s <i>Iliad</i> and <i>Odyssey</i> to the present day. It’s a …

Poetry

Appointment in Arezzo by Alan Taylor review – the truth about Muriel Spark

Ahead of the centenary of Spark’s birth, this beguiling memoir of a friendship is revealing of the novelist’s personal entanglements and Scottishness<p>In 1976, when I was in my early 20s, I wrote to Muriel Spark – I was an avid fan – asking if I could interview her at her house in Italy, in Arezzo. I …

Books

Your guide to mysterious literary genius Donna Tartt

With her seminal novel ‘The Goldfinch’ to be adapted as a film in 2018, we walk you through the world of one of the world’s most brilliant writers<p>14November 2017<p>All fiction should be immersive, but reading a novel by American author Donna Tartt is like entering a parallel universe, constellated by …

Literature

This Film Version of 'Treasure Island' Gave Us Our Image of Pirates

Literature

Even 8,000 years ago, a meal without wine was like a day without sunshine | Ars Technica

Earliest evidence of wine in the Near East has been found, in Georgia.<p>PIiny the Elder knew that truth comes out in it. Aeschylus called it the mirror …

Caucasus

7 language facts you didn’t know about Robert Louis Stevenson

Edinburgh-born writer Robert Louis Stevenson (13 November 1850 – 18 December 1894) is famous all over the world for his wondrous and inventive use of …

Literature

Monday: HIli dialogue (and Leon monologue)

Good morning, and yes, it’s Monday again, the 13th of November, and the week I go to Puebla, Mexico for a meeting. It’s National Indian Pudding Day, …

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On November 13, 1850, author Robert Louis Stevenson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. Stevenson became a very famous writer in his own lifetime, and …

Book Club with Lisa Gray - Anthony O'Neill on the sequel to a classic plus a review of Lost In Nashville

The Australian writer gives us the Inside Story on Dr Jekyll & Mr Seek plus our columnist's thoughts on Neil White's road trip novel.<p>INSIDE …

Literature

5 questions with a 'Tom Sawyer' adventurer

Playwright Laura Eason brings her touch to a classic tale.

Mark Twain

As One Who Having Wandered All Night Long Poem by Robert Louis Stevenson

Autoplay next video<p>AS one who having wandered all night long<br>In a perplexed forest, comes at length<br>In the first hours, about the matin song,<br>And when …

Hit musicals and top comics in new Bradford Theatres season

Q: WHERE will you find a dancing welder, a tragic movie legend, several Strictly stars and Brian Blessed next year?<p>A: On Bradford Theatres' stages - …

Andrew Lloyd Webber

Skirmisher Publishing Veterans Day Sale Going On Now

Skirmisher Publishing is running a Veteran’s Day Sale over on their DriveThruRPG page. If you’re looking at getting some of their products for a …

Board Games

Fog, smog and eco-drag: these climate change dramas are a breath of fresh air

From cabaret to a witty teenage odyssey, the Shoot the Breeze festival at Camden People’s theatre considers global warming and pollution in striking style<p>Was Shakespeare a chronicler of climate-change disaster? A Midsummer Night’s Dream presents nature in crisis, brought about by the disruptions of …

Dead Sea

Fireworks and bonfires bring out big crowds in north-east

Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>The skies across the north-east were illuminated at the weekend with a series of successful bonfires and fireworks …

Fireworks

Revealed: The 20 cheapest European cities for an autumn break

Europe

Science Fiction, Memory and Trauma

<b>Roger Luckhurst</b><p>Brain Memory<p>Science fiction has long been interested in the possibilities of technological developments that might manipulate memory. …

Science Fiction

30 Inspirational Travel Quotes That Will Give You SERIOUS Wanderlust

Hello, I’m Ryan, and I am addicted to travel quotes. Whether you need to kick in the travel mojo, electrify the vagabond soul in you, or just scratch …

Motivation

The 5 travel books that changed the course of my life

It is eerie how many of the books that have exploded my old world and created a new one have been travel books. Maybe it’s because the stories that …

Literature