Tag Archives: Fanny van de Grift Osbourne

Expression in the eyes

Today, the thirteenth of November, Edinburgh celebrates Robert Louis Stevenson Day, thought the birthday commemoration has in fact spawned a week of events from the ninth to the fifteenth – http://www.cityofliterature.com/rlsday-2015/events/ Robert Louis Stevenson, born in Edinburgh on 13th November … Continue reading

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On Mother’s Day I thought of Fanny

The mother I thought of this Mother’s Day was Fanny van de Grift Osbourne Stevenson, or plain, unvarnished Fanny Stevenson. She often swirls around my head. Fanny fascinates me. Her resourcefulness impresses me. A woman of strong views, and many … Continue reading

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