Sandstone to publish look at post-referendum Scotland

Sandstone to publish look at post-referendum Scotland

Sandstone Press is to publish The Passion of Harry Bingo: Further Dispatches from Unreported Scotland by Peter Ross.

Robert Davidson, m.d. of Sandstone Press, acquired world rights in the English language.

The Passion of Harry Bingo is the second volume of selected journalism from Ross. It follows the "highly successful" publication in 2014 of Daunderlust and looks at Scotland in its post-Referendum years, the interests, activities and passions of its people and places. Val McDermid will provide the foreword, and highly praised the first volume. "What we need right now is for copies of Daunderlust to be parachuted in all over England, a bit like the Berlin airlift," she said.

Davidson said: "Peter Ross is an unsung hero of the modern era. The record he is laying down of Scotland’s people will be referred to for decades: humane, engaging, searching, truthful and, above all, funny. It is a privilege to publish his work."

The author is a six-time winner at the Scottish Press Awards and was a shortlisted nominee for the Orwell Prize in 2015. Ross has written for titles including The Guardian, The Times, Sunday Times, Scotland On Sunday, Sunday Herald, The Big Issue, The Oldie and National Geographic Traveler.

The title will be published in August 2017.