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On The Make By David Stenhouse

On The Make by David Stenhouse

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Through interviews with some of the most successful Scots in London, "On the Make" shows how citizens of the poorest part of the United Kingdom have gained unprecedented influence over British politics, the media, the church and commerce.

On The Make Summary

On The Make by David Stenhouse

From Fleet Street to the world of medicine, from the City of London to the corridors of power in Whitehall, Scots have exerted a determining influence on key areas of British life since the Union of the Parliaments in 1707. Now that Scots dominate Westminster and run their own parliament in Edinburgh, is the tartan takeover complete? Through revealing interviews with some of the most successful Scots in London, including Kirsty Wark, Sheena Macdonald, Tam Dalyell, Norman Lamont and William Dalrymple, On the Make shows how citizens of the poorest part of the United Kingdom have gained unprecedented influence over British politics, the media and commerce. But success has not always led to popularity. While ambitious Celts have always encountered resentment from the English, Scots at home also often view their successful brothers and sisters down south as selfish careerists who have abandoned their country for the lure of English gold. With English commentators beginning to question the power of the Scots as never before, this hard-hitting book takes a challenging look at exactly how much power lies in Scottish hands in today's devolved United Kingdom.

On The Make Reviews

"If you want to know how Britain works, you need to know this, whether you like it or not. A lovely book" -- James Naughtie

About David Stenhouse

David Stenhouse is a writer and broadcaster, and the presenter of many programmes for Radio Scotland, Radio 3 and Radio 4. Formerly a columnist for The Scotsman and The Herald, he now writes an arts column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Sunday Times. He is also an honorary research fellow at the University of Strathclyde. He lives in Edinburgh.

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GOR010959432
On The Make by David Stenhouse
Used - Like New
Hardback
Transworld Publishers Ltd
2004-05-06
240
1840188138
9781840188134
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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