Glasgow, 1935: The only child of loving parents, Carrie Burgess enjoys life as the stationmaster's daughter in bustling Partick in the West End of Glasgow. Her only real problem is her attraction to two very different young men. There's Ewen Livingstone, an uneducated railway labourer, and then there's Matthew Campbell, a handsome railway clerk whose family consider themselves a cut above their neighbours.
Ewen is Carrie's friend. Matt arouses her passions. Tragedy strikes when Carrie is 17 and she is forced to make a decision. Matt appeals to both her head and her heart but Matt has a violent side to his nature, as Carrie learns to her cost. Soon becoming the mother of two children, she finds that she's trapped, although she has stalwart friends.
The Second World War brings all sort of changes - including Ewen Livingstone walking back into Carrie's life.
A passionate and evocative story of love, family, good neighbours and second chances in 1930s and World War 2 Glasgow.
A heart-warming and uplifting family story, 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.