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Scottish Robert Louis Stevenson, Who Wrote “Treasure Island”, Was Born This Day, 167-Years Ago; November 13, 1850.

by Anura Guruge

Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Louis_Stevenson

Given my anglophilic upbringing, Robert Louis Stevenson was one of the many British authors, alongside the likes of Enid Blyton, Captain W. E. Johns (who wrote the ‘Biggles‘ books), Richmal Crompton (of the ‘William’ series) and Sir Walter Scott, I was familiar with at a fairly early age — even though I was living in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) at the time. I remember having had to read — and then summarize each chapter in 5 sentences — ‘Treasure Island’ when I was about 12. I think I read it multiple times — in that I was so taken by it.

I did NOT know his whole life story until just now — as I was researching this. Fascinating. Worthy of a book in its own right.

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by Anura Guruge