Sunday, 20 April 2014

Bournemouth 2014 - Robert Louis Stevenson

Back in Bournemouth again and sunny blue skies and a sea view from our hotel.
Lots of walking along the promenade as far as Boscombe and then further into Southbourne.
It was almost by accident that we stumbled upon 'Skerryvore' once the site of the home of that wonderful author Robert Louis Stevenson. Stevenson settled in a Bournemouth villa called 'Skerryvore'in 1885. It was here that the Scottish writer wrote the classic 'Kidnapped', the 'boys' adventure'. He also went on before the year was out to create his chilling psychological thriller 'Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde'? Stevenson named the villa Skerryvore after the lighthouse put up by his family's engineering firm off the west coast of Scotland. His landlocked Skerryvore is perched at the edge of a chalky ravine, or chine, not far from the English Channel.

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