The financial ruin of Sir Walter Scott and how he got out of it

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The financial ruin of Sir Walter Scott and how he got out of it

Tuesday 3 September, 2pm

In 1825 Sir Walter Scott had won fame in Britain and abroad as an author and poet. He was a man of property, with a New Town house and a country estate at Abbotsford. A year later he was financially ruined and facing huge debts.

Author and journalist Ray Perman explains how it happened and how Scott avoided bankruptcy and paid back his creditors – a man of honour who worked until his death to redeem his reputation.

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