Monday 15 September 2014

The Mile

It’s a week before 2014’s referendum on Scottish independence. Three friends: a nationalist, a unionist and a couldnae-care-lesser meet for a pub crawl down Edinburgh’s historic Royal Mile.

Can Ian convince Euan to vote for independence or is he just gambling with all their futures? Will Euan’s defence of the union break Ian’s resolve, or is he just hanging on to another struggling marriage? Does Stuart even care? And how can a travel writer have a fear of flying?

And who is the mysterious ninety-five year old man in the red tartan trousers?

The Mile is an entertaining alcohol-fuelled stagger down a street that has a lot more to it than tartan rugs and cashmere shops. Join our friends, their hangers-on, and their pursuers, as they take in 300 years of Scottish history. And a skinful of beer and whisky… 


"This is a much-needed injection of booze-soaked banter and comedy into the independence debate. Assured and heartwarming stuff." Doug Johnstone

"A witty comedy with a big heart and surprise waiting at every pub stop, The Mile is a whirlwind of laughs, loss and love. If that isn't enough to get you reading, then you may never find out how Scotland is like a millionaire’s shortcake … " Karyn Dougan, Glasgow Review of Books.

It has 40+ customer reviews with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars... and it's 99p reduced from £6.99. So I reckoned it was worth a spin.


  1. Can always do with a laugh & as the mile brings back many memories for me should enjoy it. Thanks for the heads up tris

    1. Should be good, M. Hope you enjoy it.

  2. Will give this a shot, I am amazed at how good the cheap books are on Kindle. Bought many, I am re reading the Outlander Series which is on Telly right now in the US. We will not see this until after the result of the Referendum, far too Scottish, not pro English enough. Tells the truth and they wouldn't like it.

    1. Yep. Never pay more than £1.00 for a book on Kindle.