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Who knew? Everyone apparently.

We asked – and ask – what’s your favourite Robert Louis Stevenson novel, essay, poem or qoute? Here’s what Twitter told us…

@ScottishHistory “Everybody, soon or late, sits down to a banquet of consequences.” #RLSday
@Ian_Fraser “Lastly (and this is perhaps the golden rule), no woman should marry a teetotaller or a man who does not smoke” Virginibus Puerisque #RLSday


 “To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive, and true success is to labour” El Dorado #RLSday

@ByLeavesWeLive’My tea is nearly ready and the sun has left the sky. /It’s time to take the window to see Leerie going by’ from The Lamplighter #RLSday

@GentleOtter “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant”. #RLSday
Add your own at @bellacaledonia or via #RLSday or in comments…

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  1. A toss up between Treasure Island and Kidnapped – both great fun and very informative.

  2. Dave Watt says:

    Thrawn Janet or The Bodysnatchers – heard them read by the late Leonard Maguire at Aberdeen Arts Centre and, despite being in a crowded theatre, could still feel the hairs on the back of my neck prickling.

  3. Uncle Al says:

    The Wrong Box —very funny. And lots of memories of trawling 2nd hand bookshops till I had the whole works in the wee pocket-sized Tusitala Edition..

  4. Frankly says:

    “(…) the Englishman sits apart, bursting with pride and ignorance (…)” (RLS, Memories and Portraits, 1887): http://tinyurl.com/bw9drdn

  5. Albalha says:

    ‘Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary’
    (Familiar Studies of Men and Books, 1882)

  6. TI: “here and now, boys”

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