‘Captures the heady mood of a perilous and yet exciting period of Glasgow's history.’ (Scotsman)
Love, loss and friendship in Glasgow & Clydebank during the Second World War and the devastation of the Clydebank Blitz.
Liz MacMillan has always wanted to be a nurse, but her domineering father won’t hear of it. World War 2, however, makes nursing a patriotic duty. Liz finds herself working harder than ever before but also enjoying a hitherto unknown freedom.
As one of a close-knit group of trainee nurses and medical students at Glasgow’s Western Infirmary she meets Adam Buchanan, who proves to be a good friend. Then there’s Glasgow-Italian Mario Rossi, with his continental charm and his dazzling smile. When Mario is interned as an enemy alien, Liz turns to Adam for comfort and support.
With Adam, she experiences the terror of the Clydebank Blitz and heart-breaking personal tragedies. When the war at last comes to an end, Mario returns home to Glasgow. Will he and Liz pick up where they left off or is there a different decision to be made?
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.