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August 30

A RACE of nobles may die out,
A royal line may leave no heir;
Wise Nature sets no guards about
Her pewter plate and wooden ware. 200 more words


Great swashbuckling: Robert Louis Stevenson's Kidnapped

Allow Robert Louis Stevenson to give you a swashbuckling time in the Really Like This Book podcast scripts catch-up. Kidnapped (1886) is the classic romp through the heather by the master of the modern Scottish adventure, though it’s set in 1746.  1,368 more words


August 28

IF stately passions in me burn,
And one chance look to Thee should turn,
I drink out of an humbler urn
A lowlier pleasure;
The homely sympathy that heeds… 222 more words


Of little boats and books ...

A writer releases a novel,
sending it out, alone,
to make its way in the wild world.

It’s like something out of a fairy tale. 241 more words

Laura Hile

August 23

AND ever o’er the trade he bent,
And ever lived on earth content.
(He did God’s will, to him, all one
If on the earth or in the sun.) 108 more words


August 20

MY life is a fault at last, I fear;
It seems too much like a fate, indeed!
Though I do my best I shall scarce succeed. 158 more words


“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go.
I travel for travel’s sake.
The great affair is to move.”
– Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish novelist and travel writer.

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