Lewis Grassic Gibbon (James Leslie Mitchell) (1901-1935)

Death: 7th February 1935
Location: Arbuthnott Parish Church, Arbuthnott, Aberdeenshire, Scotland (cremated remains)
Cause of death: Peritonitis caused by a perforated ulcer
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Scottish writer who is best known for his trilogy A Scots Quair which is comprised of Sunset Song (1932), Cloud Howe (1933), and Grey Granite (1934).  A Scots Quair describes the life of Chris Guthrie, a woman from the north east of Scotland during the early 20th century. Spartacus (1933), a novel set in the famous slave revolt, is his best-known full-length work outside this trilogy.