Ross Leckie

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Ross Leckie (born 1957) is a Scottish writer of historical novels, best known for his Carthage trilogy. He is not to be confused with the Canadian poet of the same name.


Ross Leckie attended Drumtochty Castle Preparatory School and Fettes College;[1] at Fettes he gained his interest in classical literature. He studied classics at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, where he was also President of the Junior Common Room.[2][3]

After that he worked on farms, as a roughneck and later as an insurance broker. He is now a full-time writer.


Carthage Trilogy[edit]

  1. Hannibal (also as Hannibal: A novel)
  2. Scipio Africanus (also as Scipio: A novel)
  3. Carthage


  • The Bluffer's Guide to The Classics
  • Grampian: A Country in Miniature
  • The Gourmet's Companion


  1. ^ Fettes website
  2. ^ Canongate
  3. ^ "A classic tale of two cities; Saturday interview: Ross Leckie When Hollywood called, the Edinburgh fund management spinmeister was lost for words". The Herald (Glasgow). 23 August 2003. p. 21. Retrieved 14 November 2014. Fact File 1957: Born in Irvine, Ayrshire. Education: Drumtochty Castle Preparatory School, Kincardineshire; Fettes College, Edinburgh; Corpus Christi College, Oxford University; Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester 

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