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The Times Great Scottish Lives

Obituaries of Scotland's Finest
Narrated by: Angus King
Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins

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Discover the fascinating lives of the iconic figures that have shaped Scotland from the early 19th century to the present day.

Explore the rich history of Scotland's cultural, social and political landscape, with more than 100 obituaries carefully curated from The Times archive.

The Scots have contributed richly to the world, most notably in literature and science, but also in the arts, law, politics, religion, scholarship and sport. In this volume, The Times brings together a unique and fascinating collection of obituaries. The list includes people who have made the greatest impact in their fields, others who have led particularly interesting or influential lives, and a selection of notable Scottish figures in the history of The Times.

This audiobook features the major Scottish figures of influence from the last 200 years and includes a diverse range of people, including Sir Walter Scott, Sir David Livingstone, Thomas Carlyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, Keir Hardie, Alexander Graham Bell, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Phoebe Traquair, James Ramsay MacDonald, John Logie Baird, Mary Somerville, Jim Clark, John Smith, Donald Dewar, Eugenie Fraser, Robin Cook, Jock Stein, R. D. Laing, Margo MacDonald, William McIlvanney, Tam Dalyell and Ronnie Corbett.

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  • 06-08-2018


As this is a collection of obituaries, some are more interesting than others. Still very interesting overall, as many of these people I had no idea were Scottish.

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