Ringwood Publishing is delighted to announce that Brendan McLaughlin’s marvellous memoir, The First of May, is available to prepurchase now to guarantee delivery of a copy before the formal launch on 1st May 2023 in the Clutha Vaults.

The key events described in The First of May took place on one specific 1st of May in the very early years of the 21st Century. Around the skeletal framework of these events, Brendan weaves a tapestry of reflections, ruminations and recollections on his whole life, accompanied by a few rants.

In The First of May, Brendan narrates the events that harmonised his profound understanding of our discordant world. Penned in a lyrical voice that confirms the depth of his introspective insight, his riveting reflection on his experiences chart a piercing perspective on modern life. Brendan takes readers on a profound delve into Glasgow’s intricate social, political and cultural history. Rooted deeply in Glasgow’s rich culture, The First of May branches into myriad topics that cast a harrowing shadow upon contemporary life. A powerful memoir that is irrevocably certain to sow seeds of riveting discussion about coming of age, socialism, and the importance of the arts, politics and people.

The Launch of The First of May will definitely take place in the Clutha Vaults on Monday 1st May 2023 from 6.30 pm. As well as celebrating the launch of Brendan’s book, it will also be a celebration of his life and his music. Admission will be free and it will be open to all. Please put it in your diary now.

To celebrate the launch of this exciting new book from a legendary Glaswegian, Ringwood are offering a two part special offer.

Preorder your copy now and you will get the book for the special prepublication price of £9.99, £3 off the normal sale price. In addition, the first two hundred people who order the book online before publication will also get a free CD, The First of May, written and performed by Brendan McLaughlin as an appropriate soundtrack for his book.

For all prepublication orders, the Original Paperback version of the book will be posted out in April, along with the free CD, to allow plenty of time to be enjoyed before the Launch.

To ensure your copy of both the book and the free CD click here to be taken to the Forthcoming Titles page of the Ringwood website where purchase can be made by pressing the Add to Basket button.