Other Non-Fiction



Cover design by Cathy Helms of Avalon Graphics.

Henrietta Tayler, (1869-1951), was a remarkable woman. She was born into the Scottish gentry and might have lived a life of ease. Instead, she devoted herself to scholarship and helping others. She and her brother Alistair published over 30 full-length works and numerous articles and had a special interest in the Jacobite Risings of 1715 and 1745 and the Duffs, the wider family to which they belonged.

Henrietta Tayler served throughout the First World War as a Red Cross Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) nurse, putting herself in danger to help wounded soldiers on both sides of the conflict, refugee children and adults. She did this as she did everything, with bravery, wisdom and good humour.

“Maggie Craig has succeeded in breathing real life into Henrietta Tayler, in getting under her skin and presenting us with a real and believable woman living through remarkable and sometimes appalling events.” Undiscovered Scotland.

“A striking biography.” Scottish Field


Cover Design by Cathy Helms of Avalon Graphics.

When the Clyde Ran Red paints a vivid picture of the heady days when revolution was in the air on Clydeside. Through the bitter strike at the huge Singer Sewing Machine plant in Clydebank in 1911, Bloody Friday in George Square in 1919, the General Strike of 1926 and on through the Spanish Civil War to the Clydebank Blitz, the men and women of Glasgow, Clydebank and beyond fought for the right to work, the dignity of labour and a fairer society for everyone.

‘…readers will be swept along into this compelling narrative by Craig’s lively and buoyant style. As a record of social change, this book is invaluable. Hopefully a copy has found its way into the Scottish parliament where it should be compulsory reading.’ Roddy Phillips, Aberdeen Press and Journal.

‘…a moving story told with enthusiasm and full of timely reminders about history and repetition. Her emphasis on the role of women in the Singer strike, the rent strike and the Suffrage movement is a powerful collective to the existing literature, much of which is men writing about other men.’ Sunday Herald

‘…essential reading … highly readable … not just history but also an inspiration for today.’ Morning Star

Tales from Duff House

A lively account of some of the people who have lived and worked at Duff House in Banff over the centuries. Once the home of the powerful Duff family, ennobled as the Earls and subsequently the Dukes of Fife, William Adam’s masterpiece is now an out station of the National Galleries of Scotland and administered by a trust which includes the relevant local authorities and Historic Scotland.

‘From the wealthy members of the Duff family to the lowliest gardener, all are brought to life.’ Scots Magazine

To purchase Footsteps on the Stairs, please contact Duff House in Banff. Tel: +44 (0)1261 818181.
Duff House

Women, Crime and Deviance in Scotland Since 1400

Edited by Yvonne Galloway Brown and Rona Ferguson, Maggie’s contribution to this volume is entitled The Fair Sex Turns Ugly: Female Involvement in the Jacobite Rising of 1745.