To win your own copy of Broonland: The Last Days of Gordon Brown, answer correctly:
Harvie is an SNP member of the Scottish parliament for Gordon Brown’s hometown – which famous economist shares Brown’s birthplace?
Entrants must email their answers to enquiries AT verso.co.uk, with their names and the addresses to which the prize should be sent. The first three correct answers will win. The competition is only open to those outside of North America.
BROONLAND ON TOUR
March 31 / Bookmarks, London – Chris Harvie will be in conversation with Andy Beckett about the Last Days of Gordon Brown, chaired by Jonathan Derbyshire, culture editor of the New Statesman. Andy Beckett writes for the Guardian and his latest book, When the Lights went Out: Britain in the Seventies, is now available in paperback.
April 6 / David’s Bookshop, Letchworth Garden City
April 7 / Housmans Bookshop, London
April 8 / 4.30pm, The Scottish Question in the British Election: a discourse at theInstitute of Historical Research
The historians Professor Tom Gallagher (Bradford) and Prof Christopher Harvie (Tuebingen, and an SNP MSP) authors respectively of ‘The Illusion of Freedom’ and ‘Broonland’ debate the interplay of history, personality and policy in the Scottish dimension of the coming election.
April 8 / 7pm, Socialist History Society: “The last days of Gordon Brown?”at Conway Hall (Bertrand Russell Room), London
Pat Kane reviews Broonland: The Last Days of Gordon Brown for the Independent:
“The citizens deserve nothing less than robust political biography with their cornflakes. This is exactlywhat Christopher Harvie’s Broonland provides, in a capacious critique of this most complex of modern British politicians – whose “last days” may not, even yet, be near…
In Broonland, his biographical connection with Brown – both Open University lecturers in the 1970s, both peers of Robin Cook, John Smith and Donald Dewar in the 1980s – turns Harvie into something like a polymathic Jiminy Cricket, perfectly perched at the PM’s shoulder.… Harvie possesses a map to the full hinterland of Gordon Brown.”
Read the full review here.