Scottish independence: Alex Salmond to publish book

Alex Salmond is to publish his memoirs - a 'frank, honest and revealing' account of the referendum campaign. Picture: PA

Alex Salmond is to publish his memoirs - a 'frank, honest and revealing' account of the referendum campaign. Picture: PA

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ALEX Salmond is to publish his memoirs this month in a book his publishers said would tell the “compelling inside story” of the independence referendum campaign.

The Dream Shall Never Die: 100 Days That Changed Scotland Forever is due out on 19 March, less than two months before the General Election.

Publishers William Collins said the book be would a “frank, honest and revealing” account of the referendum campaign.

The book’s title is inspired by Mr Salmond’s farewell speech after the campaign which itself was an echo of US politician Edward Kennedy’s famous speech to the 1980 Democratic Party convention when he conceded defeat in his bid to be its presidential candidate.

Mr Salmond said: “The referendum changed Scotland for ever. This is my story of the campaign and hopes for the future of the nation.”

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