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Elizabeth Jane Cameron (Jane Duncan) ("Janet Sandison") 1910-1976
Born in Renton, Dumbartonshire. Died in Conon Bridge, Rosshire
Novelist

    As Jane Duncan:
  • 1959-1976 - "My Friends" - a series of novels in autobiographical form
    As Janet Sandison:
  • 1969 - "Jean in the Morning"
  • 1970 - "Jean at Noon"
  • 1972 - "Jean in the Twilight"
  • 1975 - "Jean Towards Another Day"

Thomas Campbell 1777-1844
Born in Glasgow. Died in Boulogne, France
Poet, Songwriter

  • 1799 - "The Pleasures of Hope" - a poem
  • 1800 - "Ye Mariners of England", "The Soldier's Dream", "Hohenlinden", - all war songs
  • 1801 - "The Battle of the Baltic" - a war song

Thomas Carlyle 1795-1881
Born in Ecchlefechan, Dumfrieshire. Died in London
Essayist, Historian

  • 1829 - "Sartor Resartus"
  • 1837 - "The French Revolution" - considered his best work
  • 1840 - "Chartism"

Catherine Carswell 1879-1946
Born in Glasgow.
Journalist, Biographer, Novelist

  • 1920 - "Open the Door!" - semi-autobiographical
  • 1922 - "The Camomile: an Invention"
  • 1930 - "Life of Robert Burns"
  • 1932 - "The Savage Pilgrimage: a Narrative of D H Lawrence"
  • 1933 - "Robert Burns" - with Donald Carswell (her husband)
  • 1935 - "The Scots Weekend"
  • 1937 - "The Tranquil Heart"
  • 1950 - "Lying Awake"

Joe Corrie 1894-1968
Born in Slamannan . Died in Edinburgh
Journalist, Playwright, Poet

  • 1926 - "In Time o' Strife" - a play
  • 1927 - "The Poacher"
  • 1931 - "The Homecoming"
  • 1937 - "Cobblers Luck"
  • 1940 - "The Best Laid Schemes"
  • 1943 - "Robert Burns"
  • 1947 - "Every Inch a King"
  • 1950 - "When Bachelors Bargain"
  • 1957 - "A' Jean Tamson's Bairns"
  • 1960 - "Remembrance"

Samuel Rutherford Crockett 1859-1914
Born in New Galloway. Died in Avignon, France
Novelist (he published more than 40 books)

  • 1893 - "The Stickit Minister"
  • 1894 - "The Lilac Sunbonnet"
  • 1899 - "The Black Douglas"
  • 1905 - "Maid Margaret", "SIR TOADY CRUSOE"
  • 1912 - "Sweethearts At Home"

Archibald Joseph Cronin 1896-1981
Born in Cardross. Died in Switzerland.
Novelist

  • 1931 - "Hatter's Castle" - filmed in 1941
  • 1935 - "The Stars Look Down" - filmed in 1939
  • 1937 - "The Citadel" - filmed in 1938
  • 1940 - "Jupiter Laughs" - a play, performed in London and New York the same year, and filmed in 1941
  • 1942 - "The Keys of the Kingdom" - filmed in 1944, his most popular novel
  • 1944 - "The Green Years" - filmed in 1946
  • 1948 - "Shannon's Way"
  • 1952 - "Adventures in Two Worlds" - about his work in medicine

Helen Burness Cruickshank 1886-1975
Born in Hillside, near Montrose.
Poet

  • 1934 - "Up the Noran Water"
  • 1954 - "Sea Buckthorn"
  • 1968 - "The Ponnage Pool"
  • 1971 - "Shy Geordie", "Glenskenno Woods", "Spring in the Mearns", "Song of Pity for Refugees" - from collected poems
  • 1978 - published her "Octobiography"

Allan Cunningham 1784-1842
Born in Keir, Dumfriesshire. Died in London.
Poet, Editor, Writer

  • 1810 - "Remains of Nithsdale and Galloway Songs"
  • 1822 - "Traditional Tales of the English and Scottish Peasantry"
  • 1825 - "The Songs of Scotland, Ancient and Modern"
  • 1829-1833 - "The Lives of the Most Eminent British Painters, Sculptors, and Architects" - in 6 volumes
  • 1834 - "The Works of Robert Burns" - as editor

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