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Episode 3

15 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 12 December 2012

Written by Julie Davidson.

Read by Tamara Kennedy.

Scottish journalist and writer Julie Davidson travels through Southern Africa in the footsteps of Mary Livingstone: the courageous and stoical wife of renowned explorer and missionary, David Livingstone.

In today's episode, the dangers and hardships of being a Victorian missionary wife are revealed in an account of a journey through the Kalahari Desert made by Mary Livingstone (heavily pregnant and with two young children in tow) in the wake of her explorer husband. David.

Abridged by Laurence Wareing.

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.


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