Maggie Craig

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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-Arsed Banditti: The Men of the '45 . My most recent non-fiction book is When the Clyde Ran Red, a social history of Red Clydeside.

My novels split into two genres. The first six are family sagas set in my native Glasgow from the 1920s to the 1940s. I prefer to describe them as love stories crossed with social history.

I'm now writing historical novels. I
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When the Clyde Ran Red

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The River Flows On

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The Stationmaster's Daughter

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Gathering Storm

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When the Lights Come on Again

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The Dancing Days

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A Star to Steer By

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World Book Day 2019

Here’s me dressed up as the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland, photo taken by Kim Ayres for the Wigtown Book Festival a few years back.


Maggie Craig as the Mad Hatter, photo by Kim Ayres.

My favourite book of all time is The Flight of the Heron by DK Broster, the romantic adventure par excellence of the Jacobite Rising of 1745.


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Carol *Young at Heart Oldie* Thank you for accepting my friend invite, Maggie. I'm looking forward to reading One Sweet Moment and have added Gathering Storm to my Wish List. :)


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