Canongate Stars and Stories
an illuminated literary walk
through Edinburgh’s Old Town
Deacon Brodie was a City Councillor and master cabinet maker who would make duplicate keys of his intricate pieces and go back to steal from the owners in the dead of night. However, like many before him, greed took over as his debts grew and he set his sights on the Chessel’s Court Customs Office. He was caught and his incredible double life was exposed.
Man is not truly one, but truly two– Robert Louis Stevenson
Pinning It Down
The Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
This cabinet can be seen in the Edinburgh Writers’ Museum, just a ten minute walk away in the Lawnmarket.
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