Canongate Stars and Stories
an illuminated literary walk
through Edinburgh’s Old Town
The man who made Scotland over again– Robert Louis Stevenson
Robert Louis Stevenson wrote these words about religious reformer John Knox who, it’s believed, spent his last days here. The full quote – which isn’t entirely flattering to Knox – is taken from Stevenson’s book Edinburgh: Picturesque Notes:
“In the Parliament Close, trodden daily underfoot by advocates, two letters and a date mark the resting-place of the man who made Scotland over again in his own image, the indefatigable, undissuadable John Knox. He sleeps within call of the church that so often echoed to his preaching.”
Pinning It Down
Edinburgh Picturesque Notes, by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Did You Know?
The ancient building has been integrated with the modern Scottish Storytelling Centre, and the Edinburgh City of Literature Trust has recently found accomodation in the same complex.
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