‘This is a great book, a step back in time to Glasgow in the 1930s.’ (Glasgow Evening Times)
Love, friendship and dark family secrets in 1930s Glasgow.
Eleanor Douglas has a tough start in life, living in poverty on the banks of the Forth & Clyde canal with a drunken and brutal father and a brother who always puts himself first.
Her life changes when she goes into service with the wealthy Tait family, living with them in their beautiful Art Deco house, but she soon finds out that a dark secret lurks beneath the surface glamour.
Forging an unlikely friendship with Evander, the troubled son of the house, she's bitterly disappointed when her childhood friend Frank Rafferty starts to run with one of Glasgow's notorious razor gangs.
Hard work and talent take Ellie to running her own restaurant in Glasgow's city centre. There remain issues from the past to be resolved: and then there are her very different relationships with Evander and Frank. She must make the right choices, but will she find the strength to do so?
Passionate, spellbinding, packed with emotional highs and lows and with a vivid and evocative sense of place and time, this is one of Maggie Craig’s Glasgow & Clydebank Sagas. All these titles are standalone but if you would like to read them in the order in which they were written, here’s the list.
THE RIVER FLOWS ON
WHEN THE LIGHTS COME ON AGAIN
THE STATIONMASTER’S DAUGHTER
THE BIRD FLIES HIGH
A STAR TO STEER BY
THE DANCING DAYS
About the Author
Maggie Craig is a Scottish writer and historian. She is the author of the ground-breaking Damn' Rebel Bitches: The Women of the 45, as well as several page-turning novels set in Glasgow and Edinburgh.