By Ian Hamilton
First released as No Stone Unturned in 1952 by way of Gollancz, London. to that end released as The Taking of the Stone of Destiny in 1991 via Lochar Publishing, Moffat
This identify is now a tremendous Hollywood movie starring Robert Carlyle and Billy Boyd.
Ian Robertson Hamilton was once an unknown legislations scholar at Glasgow college until eventually Christmas Eve 1950. On that evening, assisted via Alan Stewart, Gavin Vernon and Kay Matheson, he took the Stone of future from underneath the Coronation Chair in Westminster Abbey and in doing so grew to become a Scottish nationwide hero. In England, in spite of the fact that, the act had the other impression and a manhunt for the 'vulgar vandals' used to be began to fulfill the outrage of the English institution and produce them to justice. in any case, the Stone was once given up, however the gang weren't charged.
This solitary act set Hamilton on a course for the remainder of his existence from which he has now not diverged. even supposing, it's now approximately sixty years due to the fact that fateful evening, it's the genuine occasions surrounding the taking of the Stone which carry humans spellbound while Hamilton recounts them.In this publication, Ian Hamilton has set down the chain of occasions which ended in his choice to visit London, get rid of the Stone and a minute-by-minute account of the act and the aftermath. yet this isn't easily a retelling of a stunt that made national information, it's a booklet approximately how a nation's judgment of right and wrong was once stirred by means of a symbolic act that modified lives of many.
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