Local author, Max Scratchmann, was delighted to learn that his autobiographical book – The Last Burrah Sahibs – has been listed as a finalist for the celebrated People’s Book Prize, the winner of which will be announced at a prestigious dinner in London later this Spring.
Speaking from his home in Duddingston today, Max said: ”I’m over the moon at just being nominated for this prize, let alone being short-listed as a finalist. I’m going down to London for the awards dinner in May, but I think my nails will be bitten down to the quick by then!”
The Last Burrah Sahibs is a warm and funny personal account of Max’s own childhood in the last days of colonial India, and recounts in vivid detail the life lived by Scottish jute mill workers in the heyday of the industry.
The People’s Book Prize finalists can be viewed here. The Last Burrah Sahibs by Max Scratchmann is published by Steve Savage Publishers and is available from Amazon and all good book shops.
Submitted by Suzy Cohen