"Mulholland looked at [Stevenson] with a curiosity that he made no effort to conceal.
The Irish have always admired writers, unlike the Scots, who regard them with deep suspicion, and the English who try to pretend they don't exist."
From Nor Will He Sleep by David Ashton (which I warmly recommend); and see also this by Pont:
and there's more Pont here.
Speaking of literary landscapes, and going back for a moment to Thursday's post on Iceland, if anyone shares my interest in the sagas, do listen to the edition of Radio 4's In Our Time which is devoted to them (click there and scroll down for a reading list, even!), and watch this beautiful short film about the programme contributor Dr. Emily Lethbridge's research trip to Iceland and to the saga locations themselves.