Robert Louis Stevenson. In the Scottish canon to be placed alongside Burns is high praise indeed but it’s a rightful place for one of Scotland’s finest novelists and here, poets.
Born in 1850 he managed to cram much into his 44 years travelling widely to France, The States, Samoa and the South Seas.
Of course he is widely feted for his classics Dr Jeckyll & Mr Hyde, Treasure Island and poetry volumes such as A Child’s Garden Of Verses.
This volume is eclectic and encompassing and is brought to your ears by Richard Mitchley, Gideon Wagner, Tim Graham and Ghizela Rowe.
The poems are:
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