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Review: Nicola Sturgeon: A Political Life by David Torrance

By Josh Lowe   June 2015

Nicola Sturgeon: A Political Life91EvA6s+94L._SL1500_by David Torrance (Birlinn, £9.99)

Whether Nicola Sturgeon is “the most dangerous woman in Britain” as the Daily Mail described her, or a tartan messiah as many Scottish National Party supporters believe, depends largely on what you read or where you live. Either way, as commander of 56 MPs at Westminster, she is now unignorable. In that context, David Torrance’s short, meticulous book functions as a piece of public service journalism.

A Political Life sets out to provide the dispassionate analysis of Sturgeon’s ability and…

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