Emily Bearn

A literary scoop: the passionate correspondence between R.L. Stevenson and J.M. Barrie

The two Scottish writers never met, but their letters reveal a surprisingly deep bromance, says Michael Shaw

Robert Louis Stevenson at his desk. Credit: Alamy

This book has appeared with no fuss or fanfare and yet by any account it is something of a scoop. For here, published for the first time, is the correspondence between J.M. Barrie and Robert Louis Stevenson, revealing one of the most intriguing literary bromances of the 19th century.

The existence of the letters is well documented.

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