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The Lighthouse Stevensons

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Robert Louis Stevenson was the most famous of the Stevensons, but not by any means the most productive. The Lighthouse Stevensons, all four generations of them, built every lighthouse around Scotland, were responsible for a host of optical and structural innovations, and achieved feats of engineering in unbelievably forbidding conditions. The same driven energy that Robert Louis put into writing, his ancestors put into lighting the darkness of the seas. Theirs is a story of high endeavour and remarkable ingenuity, beautifully told by Bella Bathurst in this contemporary classic of historical biography.