by Ray Woolford
This extraordinary extensively researched book puts at its core the true story of Kath Duncan who was very different from the other Scot from Kirkcaldy that is still celebrated across the globe today the economist Adam Smith & yet Kath Duncan was probably the most important Scottish & UK civil rights activist the past 100 years whose imprisonment laid the ground work for The National Council of Civil Liberties that we call these days Liberty , which is also the title of another must read book about Kath Duncan Who until this book you probably knew nothing about .
Kath Duncan Leader ,Suffragette , LGBT , civil rights campaigner ,leader Hunger Marches ,anti-war , anti-fascist , activist Spanish civil war ,support for Gandhi & Indian workers for union recognition, as well as taking on the utility companies ,the King ,Parliament & the entire legal system .
In the year we celebrate 100 years of Women’s activism is it not time we bring Kath Duncan out of the shadows & let her shine with the stars .
This book screams period drama .Make me a movie , but most of all raises i crucial question we should all be asking especially those in education & in the position to make statues & put up plaques .
You don’t have to love history or politics to enjoy this book The Last Queen of Scotland takes you on a ride through the world in 1930s through the life of Kath & puts the case why she is the most important Scot & UK civil rights activist past 100 years from Kirkcaldy to Hackney to Deptford & back.
The London Economic