Stevenson In Love

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01Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes2011102620120822

Stevenson sets off with a donkey across the Cevennes in France.

By Mike Harris.

Based on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic travelogues, journals and personal letters.

Stevenson sets off with a donkey across the Cevennes in France and in the process keeps a journal that later becomes his popular travelogue "Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes." But does his journeying help him to forget the woman he has met and fallen in love with - Fanny Osbourne?

In 1879 and 1880, three years before he was to write 'Treasure Island', Robert Louis Stevenson was a largely unpublished and unsuccessful writer.

Despite his father's wishes, however, he saw his life in literature. In 1876, he had met Fanny Osbourne the woman who was to become his lover and later his wife. At the time of their meeting Fanny was escaping from America with her children - away from a husband who only brought her misery through his serial infidelities.

One of Stevenson's earliest publications was an essay 'On Falling in Love' for The Cornhill magazine.

In 1878 Fanny decided that she had to return to America and to her husband. Stevenson embarked on a walk through the Cevennes with a donkey in 1879 which was later to be published as 'Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes' and in August of the same year he resolved to follow Fanny to America.

His journey was also published - most particularly in 'The Amateur Emigrant'.

Mike Harris' two plays portray these two enormously significant journeys and attempt to capture Stevenson's feelings for Fanny and how they affected him on his travels.

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus Production for BBC Radio 4.

01Travels With A Donkey In The Cevennes2011102620120822

Stevenson sets off with a donkey across the Cevennes in France.

By Mike Harris.

Based on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic travelogues, journals and personal letters.

Stevenson sets off with a donkey across the Cevennes in France and in the process keeps a journal that later becomes his popular travelogue "Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes." But does his journeying help him to forget the woman he has met and fallen in love with - Fanny Osbourne?

In 1879 and 1880, three years before he was to write 'Treasure Island', Robert Louis Stevenson was a largely unpublished and unsuccessful writer.

Despite his father's wishes, however, he saw his life in literature. In 1876, he had met Fanny Osbourne the woman who was to become his lover and later his wife. At the time of their meeting Fanny was escaping from America with her children - away from a husband who only brought her misery through his serial infidelities.

One of Stevenson's earliest publications was an essay 'On Falling in Love' for The Cornhill magazine.

In 1878 Fanny decided that she had to return to America and to her husband. Stevenson embarked on a walk through the Cevennes with a donkey in 1879 which was later to be published as 'Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes' and in August of the same year he resolved to follow Fanny to America.

His journey was also published - most particularly in 'The Amateur Emigrant'.

Mike Harris' two plays portray these two enormously significant journeys and attempt to capture Stevenson's feelings for Fanny and how they affected him on his travels.

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus Production for BBC Radio 4.

01Travels With A Donkey In The Cevennes2011102620120822

Stevenson sets off with a donkey across the Cevennes in France.

By Mike Harris.

Based on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic travelogues, journals and personal letters.

Stevenson sets off with a donkey across the Cevennes in France and in the process keeps a journal that later becomes his popular travelogue "Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes." But does his journeying help him to forget the woman he has met and fallen in love with - Fanny Osbourne?

In 1879 and 1880, three years before he was to write 'Treasure Island', Robert Louis Stevenson was a largely unpublished and unsuccessful writer.

Despite his father's wishes, however, he saw his life in literature. In 1876, he had met Fanny Osbourne the woman who was to become his lover and later his wife. At the time of their meeting Fanny was escaping from America with her children - away from a husband who only brought her misery through his serial infidelities.

One of Stevenson's earliest publications was an essay 'On Falling in Love' for The Cornhill magazine.

In 1878 Fanny decided that she had to return to America and to her husband. Stevenson embarked on a walk through the Cevennes with a donkey in 1879 which was later to be published as 'Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes' and in August of the same year he resolved to follow Fanny to America.

His journey was also published - most particularly in 'The Amateur Emigrant'.

Mike Harris' two plays portray these two enormously significant journeys and attempt to capture Stevenson's feelings for Fanny and how they affected him on his travels.

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus Production for BBC Radio 4.

02 LASTThe Amateur Emigrant2011102720120823

In pursuit of the woman he loves, Stevenson catches a steamer to New York.

By Mike Harris.

Based on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic travelogues, journals and personal letters.

In pursuit of the woman he loves Stevenson first catches a steamer to New York and then undertakes a momentous train journey across America - ending in California. But will she leave her husband for him.

In 1879 and 1880, three years before he was to write 'Treasure Island', Robert Louis Stevenson was a largely unpublished and unsuccessful writer.

Despite his father's wishes, however, he saw his life in literature. In 1876, he had met Fanny Osbourne the woman who was to become his lover and later his wife. At the time of their meeting Fanny was escaping from America with her children - away from a husband who only brought her misery through his serial infidelities.

One of Stevenson's earliest publications was an essay 'On Falling in Love' for The Cornhill magazine.

In 1878 Fanny decided that she had to return to America and to her husband. Stevenson embarked on a walk through the Cevennes with a donkey in 1879 which was later to be published as 'Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes' and in August of the same year he resolved to follow Fanny to America.

His journey was also published - most particularly in 'The Amateur Emigrant'.

Mike Harris' two plays portray these two enormously significant journeys and attempt to capture Stevenson's feelings for Fanny and how they affected him on his travels.

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

02 LASTThe Amateur Emigrant2011102720120823

In pursuit of the woman he loves, Stevenson catches a steamer to New York.

By Mike Harris.

Based on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic travelogues, journals and personal letters.

In pursuit of the woman he loves Stevenson first catches a steamer to New York and then undertakes a momentous train journey across America - ending in California. But will she leave her husband for him.

In 1879 and 1880, three years before he was to write 'Treasure Island', Robert Louis Stevenson was a largely unpublished and unsuccessful writer.

Despite his father's wishes, however, he saw his life in literature. In 1876, he had met Fanny Osbourne the woman who was to become his lover and later his wife. At the time of their meeting Fanny was escaping from America with her children - away from a husband who only brought her misery through his serial infidelities.

One of Stevenson's earliest publications was an essay 'On Falling in Love' for The Cornhill magazine.

In 1878 Fanny decided that she had to return to America and to her husband. Stevenson embarked on a walk through the Cevennes with a donkey in 1879 which was later to be published as 'Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes' and in August of the same year he resolved to follow Fanny to America.

His journey was also published - most particularly in 'The Amateur Emigrant'.

Mike Harris' two plays portray these two enormously significant journeys and attempt to capture Stevenson's feelings for Fanny and how they affected him on his travels.

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

02 LASTThe Amateur Emigrant2011102720120823

In pursuit of the woman he loves, Stevenson catches a steamer to New York.

By Mike Harris.

Based on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic travelogues, journals and personal letters.

In pursuit of the woman he loves Stevenson first catches a steamer to New York and then undertakes a momentous train journey across America - ending in California. But will she leave her husband for him.

In 1879 and 1880, three years before he was to write 'Treasure Island', Robert Louis Stevenson was a largely unpublished and unsuccessful writer.

Despite his father's wishes, however, he saw his life in literature. In 1876, he had met Fanny Osbourne the woman who was to become his lover and later his wife. At the time of their meeting Fanny was escaping from America with her children - away from a husband who only brought her misery through his serial infidelities.

One of Stevenson's earliest publications was an essay 'On Falling in Love' for The Cornhill magazine.

In 1878 Fanny decided that she had to return to America and to her husband. Stevenson embarked on a walk through the Cevennes with a donkey in 1879 which was later to be published as 'Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes' and in August of the same year he resolved to follow Fanny to America.

His journey was also published - most particularly in 'The Amateur Emigrant'.

Mike Harris' two plays portray these two enormously significant journeys and attempt to capture Stevenson's feelings for Fanny and how they affected him on his travels.

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

01Travels With A Donkey In The Cevennes20111026

By Mike Harris.

Based on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic travelogues, journals and personal letters.

Stevenson sets off with a donkey across the Cevennes in France and in the process keeps a journal that later becomes his popular travelogue "Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes." But does his journeying help him to forget the woman he has met and fallen in love with - Fanny Osbourne?

In 1879 and 1880, three years before he was to write 'Treasure Island', Robert Louis Stevenson was a largely unpublished and unsuccessful writer.

Despite his father's wishes, however, he saw his life in literature.

In 1876, he had met Fanny Osbourne the woman who was to become his lover and later his wife.

At the time of their meeting Fanny was escaping from America with her children - away from a husband who only brought her misery through his serial infidelities.

One of Stevenson's earliest publications was an essay 'On Falling in Love' for The Cornhill magazine.

In 1878 Fanny decided that she had to return to America and to her husband.

Stevenson embarked on a walk through the Cevennes with a donkey in 1879 which was later to be published as 'Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes' and in August of the same year he resolved to follow Fanny to America.

His journey was also published - most particularly in 'The Amateur Emigrant'.

Mike Harris' two plays portray these two enormously significant journeys and attempt to capture Stevenson's feelings for Fanny and how they affected him on his travels.

Cast:

Robert Louis Stevenson - David Tennant

Fanny - Lizzy Mcinnerny

Peasant, Monk - Matthew Marsh

Bob - Forbes Masson

Saddler, RLS Father - Nigel Cooke

Auberge Woman - Jane Slavin

Belle - Lottie Rice

Child's Voice - Bethane Cullinane

Lloyd - Ned Leadbeater

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus Production for BBC Radio 4.

Stevenson sets off with a donkey across the Cevennes in France.

01Travels With A Donkey In The Cevennes20111026

By Mike Harris.

Based on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic travelogues, journals and personal letters.

Stevenson sets off with a donkey across the Cevennes in France and in the process keeps a journal that later becomes his popular travelogue "Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes." But does his journeying help him to forget the woman he has met and fallen in love with - Fanny Osbourne?

In 1879 and 1880, three years before he was to write 'Treasure Island', Robert Louis Stevenson was a largely unpublished and unsuccessful writer.

Despite his father's wishes, however, he saw his life in literature.

In 1876, he had met Fanny Osbourne the woman who was to become his lover and later his wife.

At the time of their meeting Fanny was escaping from America with her children - away from a husband who only brought her misery through his serial infidelities.

One of Stevenson's earliest publications was an essay 'On Falling in Love' for The Cornhill magazine.

In 1878 Fanny decided that she had to return to America and to her husband.

Stevenson embarked on a walk through the Cevennes with a donkey in 1879 which was later to be published as 'Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes' and in August of the same year he resolved to follow Fanny to America.

His journey was also published - most particularly in 'The Amateur Emigrant'.

Mike Harris' two plays portray these two enormously significant journeys and attempt to capture Stevenson's feelings for Fanny and how they affected him on his travels.

Cast:

Robert Louis Stevenson - David Tennant

Fanny - Lizzy Mcinnerny

Peasant, Monk - Matthew Marsh

Bob - Forbes Masson

Saddler, RLS Father - Nigel Cooke

Auberge Woman - Jane Slavin

Belle - Lottie Rice

Child's Voice - Bethane Cullinane

Lloyd - Ned Leadbeater

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus Production for BBC Radio 4.

Stevenson sets off with a donkey across the Cevennes in France.

02 LASTThe Amateur Emigrant20111027

By Mike Harris.

Based on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic travelogues, journals and personal letters.

In pursuit of the woman he loves Stevenson first catches a steamer to New York and then undertakes a momentous train journey across America - ending in California.

But will she leave her husband for him.

In 1879 and 1880, three years before he was to write 'Treasure Island', Robert Louis Stevenson was a largely unpublished and unsuccessful writer.

Despite his father's wishes, however, he saw his life in literature.

In 1876, he had met Fanny Osbourne the woman who was to become his lover and later his wife.

At the time of their meeting Fanny was escaping from America with her children - away from a husband who only brought her misery through his serial infidelities.

One of Stevenson's earliest publications was an essay 'On Falling in Love' for The Cornhill magazine.

In 1878 Fanny decided that she had to return to America and to her husband.

Stevenson embarked on a walk through the Cevennes with a donkey in 1879 which was later to be published as 'Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes' and in August of the same year he resolved to follow Fanny to America.

His journey was also published - most particularly in 'The Amateur Emigrant'.

Mike Harris' two plays portray these two enormously significant journeys and attempt to capture Stevenson's feelings for Fanny and how they affected him on his travels.

Cast:

Robert Louis Stevenson - David Tennant

Fanny - Lizzy McInnerny

Sam - Matthew Marsh

Irish Conductor - Forbes Masson

RLS Father , Joshua - Nigel Cooke

Dutch Woman, Milk Woman - Jane Slavin

Belle - Lottie Rice

Nose in a Book, Schoffelheimer - Danny Webb

NY Conductor, Chicago Telegraph Man,

Ogden Conductor - Chinna Wodu

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

In pursuit of the woman he loves, Stevenson catches a steamer to New York.

02 LASTThe Amateur Emigrant20111027

By Mike Harris.

Based on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic travelogues, journals and personal letters.

In pursuit of the woman he loves Stevenson first catches a steamer to New York and then undertakes a momentous train journey across America - ending in California.

But will she leave her husband for him.

In 1879 and 1880, three years before he was to write 'Treasure Island', Robert Louis Stevenson was a largely unpublished and unsuccessful writer.

Despite his father's wishes, however, he saw his life in literature.

In 1876, he had met Fanny Osbourne the woman who was to become his lover and later his wife.

At the time of their meeting Fanny was escaping from America with her children - away from a husband who only brought her misery through his serial infidelities.

One of Stevenson's earliest publications was an essay 'On Falling in Love' for The Cornhill magazine.

In 1878 Fanny decided that she had to return to America and to her husband.

Stevenson embarked on a walk through the Cevennes with a donkey in 1879 which was later to be published as 'Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes' and in August of the same year he resolved to follow Fanny to America.

His journey was also published - most particularly in 'The Amateur Emigrant'.

Mike Harris' two plays portray these two enormously significant journeys and attempt to capture Stevenson's feelings for Fanny and how they affected him on his travels.

Cast:

Robert Louis Stevenson - David Tennant

Fanny - Lizzy McInnerny

Sam - Matthew Marsh

Irish Conductor - Forbes Masson

RLS Father , Joshua - Nigel Cooke

Dutch Woman, Milk Woman - Jane Slavin

Belle - Lottie Rice

Nose in a Book, Schoffelheimer - Danny Webb

NY Conductor, Chicago Telegraph Man,

Ogden Conductor - Chinna Wodu

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

In pursuit of the woman he loves, Stevenson catches a steamer to New York.