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Stop the World: The Autobiography of Winnie Ewing

Winnie Ewing

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ISBN 10: 1841582395 / ISBN 13: 9781841582399
Published by Birlinn Ltd, 2004
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Title: Stop the World: The Autobiography of Winnie ...

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Edition: 1St Edition.

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Instantly recognisable wherever she goes, Winnie Ewing is one of the most influential Scotswomen of her generation. From Harold Wilson to Eamom de Valera and Robert Mugabe, Winnie Ewing has known and worked with most of the major political figures of the last quarter century. Her nickname, 'Madame Ecosse', testifies to the affection and respect in which she is held. In her frank, hard hitting but at times intimate autobiography she tells not just her story but also the story of a fast moving era during which her country and her life changed completely. From her childhood during the war years in Glasgow, her work as a distinguished solicitor, her sensational victory at Hamilton in 1967 - widely agreed to have been the most important by-election in Scottish political history - her time representing Moray and Nairn at Westminster, her unrivalled quarter century in the European Parliament through to her election at the age of seventy to the first Scottish Parliament in 300 years (which she had done so much to create) Winnie Ewing has experienced both triumph and tragedy and has got to know an astonishing cast of the famous and infamous as well as having travelled her own country and th

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Michael Russell is a TV producer and director. Previously he was Chief Executive of the SNP and an MSP in Edinburgh's Holyrood Parliament. He devised and edited the award-winning Glasgow - The Book, which celebrated Glasgow as the European City of Culture in 1990 and Edinburgh - A Celebration, published for the 1992 European Summit. Michael Russell was founder and first director of the Celtic Film and Television Festival, and among other programmes produced a documentary on Werner Kissling, which was transmitted by the BBC in 1996. He lives in Argyll.

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