Glasgow, 1920s. Growing up in a poor but loving family in the packed tenements around Glasgow cathedral, Josephine Shaw dreams of a very different kind of life for herself, her mother, brother and sister and is overjoyed when she is taken on as a copygirl at a Glasgow newspaper. Then tragedy strikes, and Josie is left alone and friendless. By sheer determination she fights her way back, becoming a reporter on the same newspaper. Life is good, even if her relationship with fellow journalist Roddy Cunningham has its complications – and on both sides. Can he find the courage to trust again, and can Josie find the courage to tell him the truth about her past?
Reviews of The Bird Flies High
‘Maggie Craig knows her Glasgow and, more importantly, knows how to share that knowledge with readers.’ Scots Magazine