Have just completed a new abridgment for Radio 4 – Looking for Mrs Livingstone by Scottish journalist Julie Davidson. It’s the story of David Livingstone’s wife, Mary – the first white woman to cross the Kalahari (twice, and both times pregnant) and to reach Lake Ngami.
Her story has been overshadowed by the towering reputation of her missionary-explorer husband. Inspired by a desire to visit her grave, in the heart of modern-day Mozambique, Davidson re-tells the ups and many downs of Mary’s life alongside an account of her various journeys in the steps of this unsung Victorian heroine.
Broadcast dates: Monday – Friday, 10 – 14 December 2012
Read an interview with Julie Davidson in The Blantyre Telegraph.