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Sports pages: Athletes mark Book Week Scotland

Some of Scotland's top sportsmen and women are helping to mark national Book Week in Scotland.

Run by the Scottish Book Trust, the celebration of writing and book illustration ends on Sunday.

So what have the country's swimmers, boxers and footballers been reading?

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Corrie Scott, the 21-year-old Bronze Commonwealth Games medallist at 50m breaststroke has been immersing herself in the classic Watership Down.

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Keith Cook is men's foil fencing British Champion, a six times Commonwealth medallist and European bronze medallist. The 33-year-old has also opted for a classic, Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.

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World record breaking cyclist and adventurer Mark Beaumont, 31, has been reading Northanger Abbey by Scottish crime writer Val McDermid.

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Hibernian skipper and defender Liam Craig, 28, has been tackling Jose Mourinho's autobiography.

And ABAS Scottish Lightweight Champion Phil Coppola, 30, The Bird Room by Chris Killen.

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