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Stop the World: The Autobiography of Winnie Ewing
by Winnie Ewing | Biographies & Memoirs
Registered by pam99 of Ochiltree, Scotland United Kingdom on 10/1/2012
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Journal Entry 1 by pam99 from Ochiltree, Scotland United Kingdom on Monday, October 01, 2012

7 out of 10

didn't realise until I went to journal this that I hadn't got round to registering it! I'm not a great fan of Ewing's politics although I support the cause of independence - I suspect that there are many matters beyond this that we would disagree on.

Ewing's style is clearly that of an orator rather than a writer, but her book is interesting and the length of time in which she represented Scots constituencies at Westminster, Europe and then latterly in the Scottish Parliament means that she is a living link between the early 20th century - her father was an ILP activist and she knew many of the Red Clydesiders personally - and modern Scottish politics. Her accounts of being a young woman in parliament in 1967 (and of being a woman law student at Glasgow in 1946) were particularly interesting.

I'm planning to use this for a bookcrossing monopoly release next weekend. 

Journal Entry 2 by pam99 at Donald Dewar's statue in Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom on Saturday, October 06, 2012

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