The lamps that once lit London's streets have come to symbolize a certain time and place in British history.
The politics may have changed over the years, but the literary obsessions of 'northern Britain' seem hard to shake.
America's answer to Kafka and Dostoevsky gets real at the Edinburgh International Festival.
The protagonists in real-life dramas Adam and Eve both appear on stage.
For too long the Scottish writer was seen as a populist pedlar of boy's own adventures. This didn't happen by accident.