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A truly important book, offering a huge sweep of history and dealing with recent Scottish politics in formidable, but never tedious detail.

On the 18th September 2014, Scotland will decide the future of the United Kingdom. This is the story of how we got here – and where we might go yet. The upcoming referendum on Scottish independence is a landmark in the history of the United Kingdom, potentially ending the 300 year old union between the countries within Britain.

Road to Referendum takes us on a journey through the history of the UK and shows us where the road might lead us with unparalleled insight.

The origins, ambitions and changes of the Scottish nationalist movement; at how the SNP moved from just 150 members to one of Europe’s most important parties; how politicians of the UK political scene have shifted and influenced the most major popular movement in British politics.

“A truly important book, particularly at this moment. It offers a huge sweep of history and deals with recent Scottish politics in formidable, but never tedious detail” — Andrew Marr, BBC

“A terrific book. It’s a heavyweight, serious book, but it’s a pleasure to read and it’s full of shrewd insights. I’d recommend it highly” — Andrew Sparrow, The Guardian

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