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The Lighthouse Stevensons
 

The Lighthouse Stevensons (EPUB ebook – ePub edition)

By Bathurst, Bella

Bella Bathurst's epic story of Robert Louis Stevenson's ancestors and the building of the Scottish coastal lighthouses against impossible odds. 'Whenever I smell salt water, I know that I am not far from one of the works of my ancestors,' wrote Robert Louis Stevenson in 1880. '...When the lights come out at sundown along the shores of Scotland, I am proud to think they burn more brightly for the genius of my father!' Robert Louis Stevenson was the most famous of the Stevensons, but not by any means the most productive. The Lighthouse Stevensons, all four generations of them, built every lighthouse round Scotland, were responsible for a slew of inventions in both construction and optics, and achieved feats of engineering in conditions that would be forbidding even today. The same driven energy which Robert Louis Stevenson put into writing, his ancestors put into lighting the darkness of the seas. 'The Lighthouse Stevensons' is a story of high endeavour, beautifully told; indeed, is was one of the most celebrated works of historical biography in recent memory. 'My own interest in the Lighthouse Stevensons is threefold. Firstly, from the writings of Robert Louis Stevenson, who turned his family's trade into the raw gold of all his best fiction. Secondly, from various trips around Scotland. The country's coast is a mass of storm-beaten rocks and treacherous headlands on which even the seagulls have trouble landing. It is impossible not to speculate what combination of courage and skill built the lighthouses around such an environment. And thirdly, because somewhere in there, unrecognised and unsung, is the most wonderful story!'
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ISBN 9780007358977
Published 7 Jan 2010
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en
Series Stranger Thana

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ISBN-13 9780007358977
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperPress
Released 7 Jan 2010
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format EPUB ebook – ePub edition
Edition ePub edition
Author(s) By Bathurst, Bella
Series Stranger Thana
Category Architecture
Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: General
Reference, Information & Interdisciplinary
History
British & Irish History
European History
Family History
Maritime History
Military History
Civil War
Science: General Issues
Technology, Engineering & Agriculture
Transport Technology
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 387.1550922
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Local History, Names & Genealogy
ONIX Text General/trade

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