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Robert Louis Stevenson was a novelist, poet and travel writer, and ‘Treasure Island’, ‘Kidnapped’ and ‘The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’ were his most famous writings.

He was admired by many well-known writers, including Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Ernest Hemingway, Vladimir Nabokov and so on. Even G. K. Chesterton said that Robert “seemed to pick the right word up on the point of his pen, like a man playing spillikins.”

The Writers’ Museum from Edinburgh’s Royal Mile honours Robert’s memory by having a room that contains a few of his personal objects and family possessions from his childhood to his adulthood.

Due to his childhood illnesses and obsession for hygiene he was known for having the best toilet of the country. It was the subject of a funny talk with his friends, but it was a necessity he couldn’t do without. (Here’s a toilet website that may get you laughing as well)