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The Lighthouse Stevensons

by Bella Bathurst

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This is the biography of an extraordinary family; a story of high endeavour and remarkable ingenuity, and of men pushed to the limit and beyond.

The Lighthouse Stevensons Synopsis

Robert Louis Stevenson was the most famous of the Stevensons. The Lighthouse Stevensons, all four generations of them, built every lighthouse round Scotland. This work presents the story of high endeavour, of Robert Louis Stevenson's ancestors and the building of the Scottish coastal lighthouses against impossible odds.

The Lighthouse Stevensons Press Reviews

‘Bella Bathurst has built a lamp herself: it illuminates the work of a literary hero, a family business, a habit of mind and a Scottish period…from the summit of this first terrific book she looks to become one of the best biographers of her generation.’  Andrew O’Hagan, The Times

‘An enthralling story, vivaciously recounted…These were epic and scarifying adventures, indicative of an age when the taming of nature was a philosophical given, its execution a religious passion.’ Alan Taylor, Observer

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ISBN: 9780007241705
Publication date: 05/02/2007
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Paperback (b Format)

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007241705
Publication date: 5th February 2007
Author: Bella Bathurst
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Paperback (b Format)
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, eBook Favourites,

About Bella Bathurst

Bella Bathurst is the author of The Lighthouse Stevensons, which won the Somerset Maugham Award, and of the novel Special. Her journalism has appeared in the Washington Post, the London Sunday Times, and other major periodicals. Born in London, she lives in Scotland. Author photo © Ben Gilbert

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