Scotland 20

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 35

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 09/09/1974

PLACE OF BIRTH: Dalry, Glasgow, Scotland

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: Caucasian, Celts Scots/Irish

OCCUPATION: writer

EDUCATION: M.D.

AREA(S) OF RESIDENCE OUTSIDE REPRESENTATIVE REGION FOR LONGER THAN SIX MONTHS:

Subject had been living in Ireland for some years before the recording was made.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH:

Subject has lived variously in Scotland, Ireland, and England.

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RECORDED BY: David Nevell

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 15/07/2010

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ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

Uh, I have been living in Dingle [Ireland] now for about, uh, well I moved down from Galway about a month ago, um, because I need some peace and quiet because I, I’m writing a couple of books at the moment; uh, one is on corruption within the Asian political stream, uh, having spent a couple of years over in Asia and, uh, meeting Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson. Actually that’s quite an interesting story ’cause I, uh, I ended up walking across the Northern Gujarati Desert with him; yeah, on foot, it was about four-hundred kilometers, and it took us a month to do it, and, uh, we the camels carrying our gear, but, uh, yeah it was quite an event [unclear]. It was actually the seventy-fifth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s Great Salt March in protest of the the, uh, the English taxes on the salt during the British rule in India, you know; yeah, we, we did about thirty odd miles a day, you know, uh, across the desert. You know, it’s, uh, very yeah, very warm, the Indian National Congress Party there is, uh, you know they, they, um, they use the Gandhi name, uh, as a a catapult for their political gains basically in India, I’m sorry to say. Um, this will all be in my book, obviously, but, uh, I’ve actually been writing it for the last year. I’ve got, uh, I’m about halfway through. So, uh, the difficult thing with writing a book on politics is that you have to keep going back over parts that you’ve already written because in political circles things are constantly changing and you have to add, uh, and, um, alter various things, you know …

TRANSCRIBED BY: David Nevell

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 15/07/2010

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