Women Hold Up Half The Sky

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Hardcover publication date: 11 May 2021

Hardcover ISBN: 9781913207601


'If you want to get to know the woman who leads the Scottish Government, this is a good place to start.' -Val McDermid

The first woman to be elected First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon’s impact on the future of Scotland and the United Kingdom makes her words essential reading.

Independently selected by editor Robert Davidson, this collection of speeches from her time as First Minister addresses such crucial matters as the climate crisis, education, human rights and the European Union. 
Women Hold Up Half the Sky depicts a leader tackling not only immediate, pressing concerns but also mapping out a progressive agenda for the future.

‘The finest First Minister Scotland has ever had.’ -Ian Blackford, MP

‘A very capable politician, who showed huge commitment to her country. A true European.’ -Leo Vardkar, Taoiseach

‘One of the most important politicians of this generation’ -Robert Peston, ITV Political Editor

‘The most formidable politician we’ve got.’ Owen Jones

‘A supremely talented communicator and leader.’ George Parker, Political Editor, 
Financial Times

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