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The Stationmaster's Daughter (Glasgow & Clydebank Sagas #3)

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Living away from the poverty that surrounds her in the stationmaster's cottage at Partick, Carrie Burgess leads a charmed life. Her only real problem is her mother, who thinks her daughter could do better than Ewen Livingstone, the railway labourer Carrie's grown close to; Matt Campbell, a clerk, seems a much better prospect. When Carrie's father dies suddenly, the women a ...more
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Published October 5th 2000 by Headline (first published June 22nd 1905)
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Clare O'Beara
Apr 09, 2015 Clare O'Beara rated it really liked it
This book nicely shows the railway life in Glasgow and around Scotland before, during and just after WW2. The stationmaster's daughter grows up in the house provided by the railway, but when her father dies she and her mother need to leave. During the war the station house garden is dug over for vegetables, and after the war the same girl gets the opportunity to plant flowers there again.

In between she has rejected one suitor a few times and married another, only to find that her better-off youn
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Karen
Apr 30, 2015 Karen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I thoroughly enjoyed this story of a town in Scotland that was nearly devastated by bombs during WWII
I didn't realize how severe was the disconnect between many Protestants and Catholics. Girls needed their father's permission for everything until they were 21. Many were forced to quit school, get a job, and surrender most of their earnings to help with family expenses.
This story features a girl who wanted to attend Nursing School, but her father was against it.


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lovely easy read that chugged along quite nicely but kind of far fetched but interesting to read a bit about Scotland. Will definately read some more of hers
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I'm a Scottish writer of fiction and non-fiction and love the beauty and the history of my native land. I've expressed my enthusiasm for the latter through non-fiction books. These include the definitive study of women's involvement in the 1745 Jacobite Rising, Damn' Rebel Bitches: The Women of the '45, described by one critic as a 'modern classic.' I later published its companion volume Bare-Arse ...more
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