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November 13, 2019: Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish author, was born today in history: November 13, 1850

Robert Louis Stevenson
Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (13 November 1850 – 3 December 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.
A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks among the 26 most translated authors in the world. His works have been admired by many other writers, including Jorge Luis Borges, Bertolt Brecht, Marcel Proust, Arthur Conan Doyle, Henry James, Cesare Pavese, Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling, Jack London, Vladimir Nabokov, J. M. Barrie, and G. K. Chesterton, who said of him that he “seemed to pick the right word up on the point of his pen, like a man playing spillikins.”

Video/ North-East Scots (Doric): The History, Present & Future (Complete Video)

Video/ North-East Scots (Doric): The History, Present & Future (Complete Video).

The Doric tongue so common in the North-East is part of the Scots Language. But where did this language come from, and what makes the Doric special? Our two academics Professors Smith and Millar guide the discussion. Part 2: The Present North East Scots has experienced a tumultuous time of late. Join Sheena Blackhall the famed Doric poet and our two academics Professors Smith and Millar to explore how the Doric came to be the way it is. Part 3: The Future What does the future hold for the Doric? Explore the answers to that with poet Jo Gilbert, teacher Jamie Fairbairn and former pupil Robert Legge, along with our two academics Professors Smith and Millar Video by the Elphinstone Institute