Over the weekend, someone (a publisher, I think) shared a link to Alison Flood’s article in the Guardian about the recreation of David Balfour’s heroic trek across Scotland in RL Stevenson’s Kidnapped; “Readers, go wild! Which literary adventure would you choose in real life?” by Alison Flood.

The final thoughts about following your own literary adventure had me thinking … I wouldn’t mind trying that, though to be honest I’d probably barely make it a half a dozen miles. So pretending I have limitless energy, no worries about time, expense, or possible danger, which ones would I follow:

1 Kidnapped – Robert Louis Stevenson. Let’s start with David Balfour’s journey across Scotland from Mull to Queensferry. I’ve frequently spent holidays in Scotland – in places along this route – so I’d love to do this, though I suspect the wilder walking at the beginning of the journey would be the more interesting.

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