John Law  A Scottish Adventurer of the eighteenth Century

by James Buchan

Published by MacLehose Press


Judges Comments:

'Enormously readable, fascinating account of a Scottish economist and financial speculator. Largely ignored in the land of his birth, Law was a global Scot who offered his backers, primarily at the French court, plausible visions of untold wealth, although he himself died, broken and poor, in Venice.'

James Buchan:

'I am honoured to be considered for this distinguished Scottish prize.'