The History of Leith

June 26, 2006

Alpine Diversions

After a year in the United States, Stevenson sailed back to Europe and spent the winters in the mountain towns of the Alps, returning to Scotland in the summer to brave the inhospitable climate. One summer afternoon in 1881, when Stevenson and his family were staying in a cottage in Braemar, he began drawing a map to amuse his stepson, but found that he himself was carried away: for more click here

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