Today is the birthday of Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (1850 – 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.  A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks among the 26 most translated authors in the world. More information about Stevenson and his poems on PoemHunter: http://www.poemhunter.com/robert-louis-stevenson/ Happy Birthday Robert Louis Stevenson!

Today is the birthday of Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (1850 – 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks among the 26 most translated authors in the world. More information about Stevenson and his poems on PoemHunter: http://www.poemhunter.com/robert-louis-stevenson/ Happy Birthday Robert Louis Stevenson!

Robert Louis Stevenson~ His own life was nearly as colourful as his novels, culminating with his 3 long sea voyages in the Pacific and his ultimate settlement in Samoa.    Stevenson usually looks great-eyed and hollow-cheeked in pictures, and indeed was a lifelong sufferer of some chest-ailment - whether tuberculosis or bronchitis or another disease is unknown…    Robert Louis Stevenson, 1890s - platinum print, by Notman of Boston (NPG, London)

Robert Louis Stevenson~ His own life was nearly as colourful as his novels, culminating with his 3 long sea voyages in the Pacific and his ultimate settlement in Samoa. Stevenson usually looks great-eyed and hollow-cheeked in pictures, and indeed was a lifelong sufferer of some chest-ailment - whether tuberculosis or bronchitis or another disease is unknown… Robert Louis Stevenson, 1890s - platinum print, by Notman of Boston (NPG, London)

O. Henry (1862-1910) was a prolific American short-story writer, a master of surprise endings, who wrote about the life of ordinary people in New York City. A twist of plot, which turns on an ironic or coincidental circumstance, is typical of O. Henry's stories.  William Sydney Porter (O. Henry) was born in Greensboro, North Carolina.

O. Henry (1862-1910) was a prolific American short-story writer, a master of surprise endings, who wrote about the life of ordinary people in New York City. A twist of plot, which turns on an ironic or coincidental circumstance, is typical of O. Henry's stories. William Sydney Porter (O. Henry) was born in Greensboro, North Carolina.

In honour of her birthday this month, we look at how you can bring the likes of Emma, Mr Darcy and Mr Bingley to life in the classroom

In honour of her birthday this month, we look at how you can bring the likes of Emma, Mr Darcy and Mr Bingley to life in the classroom

So do like Benjamin Franklin and prosecute the present. | 27 Inspiring Thoughts To Help You Kick Serious Ass

So do like Benjamin Franklin and prosecute the present. | 27 Inspiring Thoughts To Help You Kick Serious Ass

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Willa Cather, my favorite novelist. Her works are earthy, honest and compelling. Her characters are appealing and endearing. The end result? Reading satisfaction!

Willa Cather, my favorite novelist. Her works are earthy, honest and compelling. Her characters are appealing and endearing. The end result? Reading satisfaction!

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