Scottish Writers

Sir James Barrie

Sir James Barrie was born on 9 May 1860 in Scotland and died on 19 June 1937 in London, England. He was a dramatist and novelist who was probably best known for his fiction, "Peter Pan", the boy who refused to grow up. He studied at the University of Edinburgh and spent quite some time at the Nottingham Journal before he set off to London as a free-lance writer in 1885.

James Boswell

James Boswell was born on 29 October 1740 in Edinburgh, Scotland and died on 19 May 1795 in London, England. James' father was a very successful advocate and laird of Auchinleck in Ayrshire, and James was subjected to the strong pressure of his ambitious family. James was a good friend and also the biographer of Samuel Johnson. His 20th-century publication of his journals proved him to be a extremely good diarist.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born on 22 May, 1859, in Edinburgh, Scotland and died in 1930. He also attended the Stonyhurst College and the University of Edinburgh. He was a British physician and novelist and a very good detective-story writer. Doyle was the creator of the unforgettable master of sleuth, Sherlock Holmes. He practiced medicine from 1882 to 1890 in Southsea, England. His first Sherlock Holmes book was published in the year 1887.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson was born on 13 November 1850, in Edinburgh, Scotland and died in 1894. Robert was a Scottish novelist, a poet and a essayist who wrote several classic children's books. He was in the first rank of contemporaneous writers by the excellence of his style.


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