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The Lighthouse Stevensons by Bella Bathurst
  

The Lighthouse Stevensons

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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.

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The Lighthouse Stevensons by Bella Bathurst

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.

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‘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.â Andrew OâHagan, 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.â Alan Taylor, Observer

About the Author

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.

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Book Info

Publication date

5th February 2007

Author

Bella Bathurst

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Author's Website

www.bellabathurst.com/

Publisher

Harpercollins Publishers

Format

Paperback (b Format)

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
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ISBN

9780007241705

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