My history hero: Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-94)

Author Ian Rankin chooses Scottish novelist, poet, travel writer and children's author Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-94) as his history hero

Robert Louis Stevenson, the 19th-century English poet and novelist perhaps best known for his books 'Treasure Island' and the 'Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde'. Photo by H. Walter Barnett, c1890. (Getty Images)

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