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About the Event
The Appin Murder, 1752, was the killing of Colin Campbell of Glenure, dubbed the "Red Fox", while on Hanoverian government business in the Jacobite heartland of the Stewarts of Appin. The event is best known through R L Stevenson's novel Kidnapped and its sequel Catriona. This illustrated talk explores the literary context and the factual background.
Thespeake ris a recently retired High Court judge. He has had a lifelong interest in the works of R L Stevenson. He is President of the Stewart Society.The talk will be one hour long with light refreshments afterwards.
Kidnapped illustration by W R S Stott/ NLS Digital Library © 2006