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Jekyll and Hyde BookOfficials from the Colinton Community Conservation Trust have confirmed that the city of Edinburgh is to be the site of a brand new statue dedicated to legendary author Robert Louis Stevenson.

The go-ahead for the bronze monument has already been approved by Edinburgh City Council, and those behind it have released a provisional artist’s impression of the work, which will represent Stevenson when he was first honing his skills as a child, looking down at a notepad. It will be placed in the grounds of one of the Scottish capital’s churches, at which Stevenson’s grandfather was a minister.

It has also been revealed that the statue will be accompanied in the church’s garden by a selection of panels displaying extracts of poetry by the universally acclaimed writer of such enduring classics as Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

Work on the statue is scheduled to begin next summer, with its designers and supporters keen to get it in place as soon as possible. Why not book into one of the high quality Edinburgh hotels currently available for your next city break and explore the birthplace of this extraordinary author yourself?

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