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Andrew Lang 1844-1912
Born in Selkirk. Died in Banchory.
Poet, Novelist, Story Writer, Translator, Journalist

  • 1872 - "Ballads and Lyrics of Old France"
  • 1884 - "Custom and Myth"
  • 1882 - "Helen of Troy"
  • 1886 - "The Mark of Cain"
  • 1887 - "Ritual and Religion"
  • 1879 - "Odyssey" - translation
  • 1879 - "Iliad" - translation
  • 1888 - "The Grass of Parnassus", "The Gold of Fairnilee"
  • 1889 - "The Blue Fairy Book", "Prince Prigio"
  • 1893 - "Prince Ricardo of Pantouflia"
  • 1897 - "Pickle the Spy"
  • 1900-1907 - "A History of Scotland from the Roman Occupation" - 4 volumes
  • 1902 - "The Disentanglers"
  • 1904 - "Historical Mysteries"
  • 1908 - "The Maid of France"
  • 1910 - "The Lilac Fairy Book", "World of Homer"
  • 1912 - "History of English Literature from 'Beowulf' to Swinburne" - published posthumously

David Lindsay 1876-1945
Born in London. Died in Hove.
Novelist

  • 1920 - "A Voyage to Arcturus"
  • 1922 - "The Haunted Woman"
  • 1976 - "The Violet Apple" and "The Witch" - both posthumously published

Sir David Lindsay c.1490-1555
Poet, Playwright

  • 1528 - "The Dreme"
  • 1530 - "The Testament and Complaynt of Our Soverane Lordis Papyngo"
  • 1536 - "An Answer quhilk Schir David Lyndsay maid to the Kingis Flyting"
  • 1540 - "Ane Satyre of the Thrie Estaits"

Eric Robert Linklater 1899-1974
Born in Dounby, Orkney. Died in Aberdeen
Novelist, Poet, Historical Writer, Journalist, Playwright

  • 1929 - "White Maa's Saga"
  • 1931 - "Juan in America"
  • 1932 - "The Men of Ness"
  • 1934 - "Magnus Merriman"
  • 1941 - "The Man on My Back"
  • 1953 - "A Year of Space"
  • 1970 - "Fanfare for a Tin Hat"
  • 1972 - "The Voyage of the Challenger"
  • "The Cornerstone", "The Raft" and "Socrates Asks Why" were performed as radio plays.

John Gibson Lockhart 1794-1854
Born in Wishaw. Died in Abbotsford.
Novelist, Biographer, Critic

  • 1822 - "Adam Blair"
  • 1823 - "Ancient Spanish Ballads" - verse translations
  • 1828 - "Peter's Letters to His Kinfolk"
  • 1837-38 - "Life of Sir Walter Scott" - written from first-hand knowledge, because Scott was Lockhart's father-in-law


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