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Jim Sillars at Topping & Company, Edinburgh

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One of the most well known Scottish politicians of recent decades, Jim Sillars, joins Topping & Company Booksellers for an evening in the Edinburgh bookshop. He will delve into his new memoir, A Difference of Opinion, which gives the inside story of his life in politics

Jim Sillars, among the last of his generation’s working-class politicians, has had a prominent role in Scottish public life for more than six decades, during which he moved from being a Unionist Labour MP to becoming deputy leader of the SNP and now a sharp critic of the party’s cult of personality.

In this candid memoir, he records a controversial political life from local councillor to Westminster MP, during which he had dealings with many prominent politicians of the day. But he also reflects on what moulded him in his early years, the added influences of his service in the Royal Navy, his time in Hong Kong, his trade union activity and his non-political business engagements in the Middle East and Asia.

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The Bookshop, 2 Blenheim Place, Edinburgh, EH7 5JH.

Doors open: 7.40pm

Start time: 8pm

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Ticket with book: £14.99

This book voucher includes admission to the event and a copy of the featured book. Valid up to and including the event, one voucher per book.

Early bird ticket: £8

A specially reduced price for early booking. This book voucher includes admission to the event and is fully redeemable against a copy of the featured book. Valid up to and including the event, one voucher per book.

Scholar ticket: £5

A specially reduced price for students and school pupils. Valid student ID required. This book voucher includes admission to the event and is fully redeemable against a copy of the featured book. Valid up to and including the event, one voucher per book.

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Thursday 30 Sep 2021
20:00
2 Blenheim Place, Edinburgh. United Kingdom