Wizpr.guide

Wizpr.guide

HomeRoutesPlaces of interest

R M Ballantyne

Heritage

GB |

Public

Source: Wizpr.guide

Copyright: All rights reserved

Turn right into Mount Park Avenue and then left into  Mount Park Road…
Continue past St Dominic’s College and follow this road until you come to a large Victorian villa on your left named Duneaves. 
The English Heritage plaque marks the home of the Victorian writer Robert Michael Ballantyne born in Edinburgh in 1825. He was part of a famous family of printers and publishers. 
At the age of 16 he went to Canada and was six years in the service of the Hudson's Bay Company. Returning to Scotland in 1847, his first book was published the following year, ‘Hudson's Bay: or, Life in the Wilds of North America’. 
For some time he was employed by Messrs Constable, the publishers, but in 1856 he gave up business to become a full-time author, beginning the series of adventure stories for the young with which his name is always associated. 
The Coral Island is his most famous book in which  fifteen-year-old Ralph, mischievous young Peterkin and clever, brave Jack are shipwrecked on a coral reef with only a telescope and a broken pocketknife between them. At first the island seems a paradise, with its plentiful foods and wealth of natural wonders. But then a party of cannibals arrives, and after that a pirate ship… This story has never been out of print since it was first published in 1857.
Wikipedia
The Coral Island

Copyright: All rights reserved

More information

Address

United Kingdom

More about this place of interest

Routes nearby

Related channels

Just like any other website, RouteYou makes use of cookies and similar technology to collect information about your preferences and your usage of the website. Only by doing so can we offer you an optimal user experience.

We also use cookies to serve you with personalised advertisements. Advertisements are necessary in order to offer you this service for free. If you prefer to use the website ad free, then you have the option to upgrade to a paid MyRouteYou Plus account, which also offers some advanced functionality.

Whatever you choose, we will always respect the privacy and security of your information in accordance with our privacy and cookie policy.

How do you want to continue?

I agree with the privacy and cookie policy and

© 2006-2018 RouteYou - www.routeyou.com