‘Maggie Craig knows her Glasgow and, more importantly, knows how to share that knowledge with readers.’ (Scots Magazine)
Glasgow, 1920s: Growing up in a poor but loving family in the packed tenements around Glasgow cathedral, Josephine Shaw dreams of a very different life for herself, her beloved mother, young sister and brother.
Taken on as a copygirl at one of Glasgow's newspapers in sophisticated Buchanan Street, she is overjoyed. Fate, however, intervenes, and Josie is left alone and friendless.
Sheer guts and determination allow her to climb back from despair to success, and she becomes a reporter in the bustling and busy offices of the same newspaper. Life is good, even if her relationship with fellow journalist Roddy Cunningham has its complications – on both sides.
Can he find the courage to trust again and can Josie find the courage to tell him the dark secrets of her past?
A page-turning story of love, family, friendship and forgiveness in the Glasgow of the General Strike, the Hungry 30s & the Second World War, one of Maggie Craig’s Glasgow & Clydebank sagas.
All these titles are standalone, although there is some overlap of characters between The Stationmaster's Daughter and The Bird Flies High. 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.