Book Review: Robert Louis Stevenson in Samoa - Joseph Farrell

"There was something in Stevenson of what was later defined as the nomadic Scot, a person with vision rooted in his homeland but keen to move towards ever more distant, dream-like horizons." - Kenneth White, The Wanderer and His Charts, Edinburgh, Polygon Books, 2004.

Robert Louis Stevenson in Samoa - Joseph Farrell

Title: Robert Louis Stevenson in Samoa

Author: Joseph Farrell

ISBN: 9780857059956

Available in Hardback, Paperback and also e-book

I have been inspired by both the Stevenson family (lighthouses) and Robert Louis Stevenson with his stories. Living in Edinburgh being drawn to find out more about the "nomadic Scot" which I can relate to on so many levels.

Almost every adult and child is familiar with his Treasure Island, but fewer know that Robert Louis Stevenson lived out his last years on a similarly remote island.

In 1890 Stevenson settled in Upolu, an island in the Samoan archipelago, after two years sailin