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James Bridie

O H Mavor, known as James Bridie, the physician and prolific playwright, was born in Glasgow on this date in 1888.

Mavor is perhaps most famous now for the play "The Anatomist", based on the life of Dr. Robert Knox, the Edinburgh surgeon supplied with bodies for dissection by the notorious Burke and Hare.


Today also sees the anniversary of the death of poet Edwin Muir in 1959. He was highly critical of Hugh MacDiarmid, and contended that while Scotland was torn between Lallans and English, she would never manage to produce great literature.


Today's recipe: broth is classic Scottish winter warmer. Scotch broth.


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