Family prejudice forces a young couple to flee to Glasgow in World War One, where tragedy and deceit shapes their future.
They called her Auld Nally – the local moneylender in one of Glasgow’s roughest areas, Inchcraig. But once she’d been Alice McInally, beautiful and beloved by her childhood sweetheart. She hadn’t anticipated the outcry when they announced their betrothal – as he was Catholic and she was Protestant.
Cast out by their well-to-do families, the couple’s hope of a bright future founders in the realities of war-torn Glasgow, and Alice ends up struggling to make ends meet in the only way she can. Somehow she will win respectability for the children in her care – even if that means telling a lie with the best of intentions…
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Keep the hankies nearby for this truly beautiful, bittersweet story of love, loss and an indomitable woman who refuses to be broken.’ Daily Record
‘Original, dramatic and moving, this is a fine tale told with compassion.’ Daily Mail
‘The Holy City’:
‘A hugely absorbing story. Henderson brings the horror and pain of wartime experiences vividly to life with vigorous humour, commonsense wisdom and vitality.’ Observer
‘A warm and vivid memory of Glasgow life – it provokes nostalgia and anger in equal measure. Apart from anything else, this is a gripping story, told with real passion.’ Magnus Linklater
‘A novel full of the rich detail of domestic lives, told with humour and sharpness.’ Scotland on Sunday
‘The Last Wanderer’:
‘Hearfelt and relevant…full of a larger-than-life cast with more than a touch of the vital spark about them.’ Glasgow Herald
Meg Henderson was born in Glasgow. She is a journalist and author of the bestselling memoir, Finding Peggy. She has also written many well-loved novels, including ‘The Holy City’, ‘Bloody Mary’, ‘Chasing Angels’, ‘The Last Wanderer’, ‘Second Sight’ and ‘Daisy’s Wars’.
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 416 pages. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0007196601
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0007196601