Robert Louis Stevenson – Always in Edinburgh

In the 19th Century, poverty and disease were rife throughout Edinburgh’s Old Town. Cobbled streets and narrow lanes harboured the dangerous and the delinquents; vagrants and beggars were aplenty and the threat of feces falling from the slums above, always a possibility.

Robert Louis Stevenson and Western Samoa

Western Samoa claims the largest proportion of full-blooded Polynesians in the world. At last count there were 162,000 of them, a collection of robust, often tattooed, sometimes obese, lava lava clad folks who live on the two main islands of Savai’i, and Upolu.