Robert Louis Stevenson (13 November, 1850 – 3 December, 1894) has been one of my favorite authors since I could read. He is know for such works as Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde.
Arthur Conan Doyle ((22 May, 1859 – 7 July, 1930) was a Scottish author most famous for creating the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes.
I found the story to be well researched and detail enough to build a picture without hurting the narrative. The writing is very engaging, almost lyrical, but the author somehow also manages to capture the harsh life and climate.
A Matter of Interpretation tells of Michael Scot, scholar, translator, and a priest, has been asked by Emperor Frederick II to translate the works of Aristotle.
A.J. Cronin (19 July, 1896 – 6 January,1981) was a Scottish novelist born in Cardross, Dunbartonshire best known for his book The Citade & establishing the NHS.
Kenneth Grahame (8 March, 1859 – 6 July, 1932) was a Scottish writer mostly known for his children’s classic The Wind in the Willows.
Robert Burns (25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796) was a Scottish poet and lyricist, considered to be the national poet of Scotland, he wrote his first poem at 15.
This is a dark, violent, grimy and foggy tale, a noir tale of madness which only gets more and more paranoid as the story evolves.
“The preachers who were the poor boy’s murderers crowded round him at the gallows, and… insulted heaven with prayers more blasphemous than anything he had uttered.”
– Sir Thomas James Babington Macaulay, Baron of Rothley
Trained as a physician, he opened a practice but closed it because he never received any patients.