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Episode 4

Read by Tamara Kennedy.

Writer Julie Davidson travels in the footsteps of of Mary Livingstone, the courageous and stoical wife of renowned explorer and missionary, David Livingstone.

Mary Livingstone and her young family are sent to stay with relatives in Scotland, to allow her intrepid husband to travel unencumbered for four years, plotting a route from the Cape through to the Indian Ocean. It was a dark and lonely time for Mary, who was born and brought up in Africa, and who dearly missed her home and the support of her husband.

Abridged by Laurence Wareing.

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

Release date:

15 minutes

Last on

Fri 14 Dec 2012 00:30

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