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Afternoon Tea at Heriot Row with Robert Louis Stevenson and Jorge Luis Borges

We all know and love Robert Louis Stevenson for establishing  The Student newspaper way back in 1887, kickstarting 130 years of excellent journalism. Ringing no bells? Perhaps, then, he is better known for the swashbuckling pirates of Treasure Island, or the horrifying eponymous character of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Stevenson’s […]

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Choose your own adventure; Gamebook to game console

In 1941 an Argentinian author named Jorge Luis Borges published Examen de la obra de Herbert Quain. Borges’ novel centred on a fictional author whose novel (a three-part story) contained two points where the narrative branched off in different directions, thus giving the fictional story a total of nine possible endings. Despite being merely conceptual, this […]