The Great Scottish Land Grab Book 1
Full of optimism and hope, this novel explores how Scotland could become an independent country where the politicians are silenced and the people have a voice... More
At times subtle and profound, at times breathtaking and exciting. Described by some as an easy read, by others as making you want to shout at your screen.
For one day the world held its breath as Scotland voted on whether or not to leave the UK. Politicians from the heart of Washington DC to the Kremlin were in terror that the decision would go the wrong way.
Full of optimism and hope, this novel explores what could have happened and for some readers, imagines what still could be - an independent country, where the politicians are silenced and the people have a voice...
“In the land of fiction, independence is real. In the real world, Scotland has said no. But in the land of fiction, the Scots have gone one step further and have voted for a land grab as well as independence. Robert Castle intends to fulfil his promise to the Scottish nation, no matter what the cost. Yet again, Mark Anderson Smith has made the improbable believable. Indeed, after reading this, I thought independence would happen! Alex Salmond may have gone but there may be a real Robert Castle out there. Watch out Westminster - according to Mark Anderson Smith, it ain't over yet!” Joy Kluver
“Was looking forward to the second book in the series and it didn't disappoint. Found myself wishing that Scotland's future could really be like this. Another cliffhanger ending, that leaves you wanting to get book three as soon as it comes out.” Mary Douglas
“This book was excellent, very interesting and well put together. I couldn't put it down and it certainly made me think. Well done looking forward to book 3.” Susan McGrory
“Five Stars. Can't wait for the next two books Subtle and profound.” Moira Currie
When Robert and Helen Castle decide to take a walking holiday in the Scottish highlands they expect stunning views, peace and quiet, but instead end up facing a lone man armed with a shotgun. Forced off the mountain, Robert determines to get justice but finds he has no rights. Faced with the fact Scotland’s land does not belong to its people, the deeper Robert looks into Scotland’s history the more troubled he becomes.
News that the First Minister of Scotland is missing, with only four months until a referendum on Scottish independence, challenges Robert to decide whether he will fight for Scotland’s future.
Sensing that the theft of Scotland’s land over many centuries has robbed the people of their opportunity to be independent, Robert fights for a modern day land grab – to reverse the clearances that stole Scotland’s land from the people.
Helen fears that politics could destroy Robert and their marriage. As the campaign intensifies she faces some of the hardest decisions of her life.
Robert has a vision for a future Scotland but his determination to win this battle threatens to drive him and his wife apart. Unknown to him, there are those who are determined that he will not win and who will go to any lengths to protect the status quo.
Imagine a country without politicians, a country governed by the people, for the people. Imagine Cafe Politics and government by referendum where having your say on government policy is as easy as voting for your favourite contestant on The X Factor. The Great Scottish Land Grab is a vision of democracy, a blueprint of hope and optimism.
Serialized over three books during the summer of 2014, this is Book 1 of The Great Scottish Land Grab.