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Merchiston Publishing, in collaboration with the Robert Louis Stevenson Club, is proud to present Fortunate Voyager: A Celebration of Robert Louis Stevenson, a collection of essays on the enduring influence of one of Scotland’s best loved writers.

Our anthology is published to celebrate the Robert Louis Stevenson Club’s centenary.

ISBN: 978-1-911524-03-8 

As one of the world’s best-loved authors, Robert Louis Stevenson continues to inspire people today from all walks of life, from writers and film-makers to academics, politicians and many other fellow travellers on life’s voyage.

To celebrate the centenary of the Robert Louis Stevenson Club, this new book brings together tributes from 60 such travellers, including Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, crime writers Ian Rankin and Val McDermid, children’s author Michael Morpurgo, and Sir Paul McCartney, a Treasure Island fan since childhood. To pre-order copies, price £9.99, email

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About the book

The anthology offers readers a unique insight into the global influence of Stevenson. Exploring a number of themes, including travel, Stevenson’s relationship with Scotland, and his literary worth, the anthology features contributions from a number of established writers and well-known figures including Ian Rankin and Val McDermid, all of which illustrate Stevenson’s remarkable spirit and impact. 


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