World Book Day is here! I hope you are all finding time to celebrate by immersing yourself in the pages of a good book. Here at Luath we have decided to mark the occasion by giving away one copy of the best-selling new edition of Blossom by Lesley Riddoch to one lucky reader.
Blossom is an account of Scotland at the grassroots through the stories of people I’ve had the good fortune to know – the most stubborn, talented and resilient people on the planet. They’ve had to be. Some have transformed their parts of Scotland. Some have tried and failed. But all have something in common – they know what it takes for Scotland to blossom. We should too…
Weeding out vital components of Scottish identity from decades of political and social tangle is no mean task, but it’s one journalist Lesley Riddoch has undertaken.
Dispensing with the tired, yo-yoing jousts over fiscal commissions, Devo Something and EU in-or-out, Blossom pinpoints both the buds of growth and the blight that’s holding Scotland back. Drawing from its people and history as well as the experience of the Nordic countries, and the author’s own passionate and outspoken perspective, this is a plain-speaking but incisive call to restore equality and control to local communities and let Scotland flourish.
Since the referendum, bystanders have become organisers, followers have become leaders, politics has become creative, women have become assertive, men have learned to facilitate not dominate. Independent action and self-reliance have helped create a ‘can-do’ approach shared by almost everyone active in Scotland today.
Scotland’s biggest problems haven’t changed.
But we have.
A brilliant, moving, well written, informative, important and valuable piece of work.
ELAINE C SMITH
Not so much an intervention in the independence debate as a heartfelt manifesto for a better democracy.
ESTHER BREITENBACH, The Scotsman
HOW TO ENTER
Simply fill out our online form with your name and email address and we will choose one of you at random. It couldn’t be easier. Spread the word!
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
1) By submitting us your name and email address you are giving us permission to contact you by email with our newsletter and invitations to upcoming book launches and events.
2) The competition closes at midnight 05/03/15 and no names submitted after that date will be entered.
3) If you win we will require your address in order to send you your prize. If you are under 18 please ask a parent or guardian for permission.