Glasgow, 1932: The whole city was dancing, people trying for a few hours to forget their troubles and the grip of the Depression.
Jean Dunlop longs to join them. She meets handsome and charming Andrew Logan, a boy from the wrong side of the tracks who also loves to dance. When her fiercely religious employers discover what she's been doing, she finds herself out on the street.
Life is hard until Andrew and Jean are taken on as paid dancing partners at The Luxor, an exclusive club in the centre of Glasgow: but all that glitters is not gold. When Andrew is forced to reveal the secret he's been trying so hard to keep from her, Jean finds herself backed into a corner and has to strike a terrible bargain simply to survive. The repercussions tear her and Andrew apart.
They meet again ten years later. Is it too late for forgiveness?
A passionate and page-turning story of love, dancing and forgiveness in a vividly evoked 1930s Glasgow and Second World War Britain, this is 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.