Looking for Mrs Livingstone – new Radio 4 Book of the Week

“… this beautifully crafted, moving and insightful African adventure” (Herald review of my abridgement for BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week)

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.