Best in Show: Robert Louis Stevenson
It's Robert Louis Stevenson Day!
Without Robert Louis Stevenson there would be no 'Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum', no Pirates of the Caribbean, no Muppet Treasure Island. And so we celebrate him!
The 13th of November was his birthday... but he gave it away to a twelve-year old girl, because she was sad that her birthday was 25 December. That's how awesome he was.
You can join in today's celebrations with a special Robert Louis Stevenson moustache, a Jolly Roger pirate flag, or some of his wonderful written words. Use the hashtag #RLSDay on all good social media sites.
(Thank you Edinburgh City of Literature for organising the festivities!)