Josie Collins is reminded daily of how harsh life can be in Glasgow's slums during the 1920s by her abusive step-father. She dreams of escaping and becoming a reporter for one of the city's newspapers. Until disaster strikes when she reaches sixteen. A cruel twist of fate leaves her facing an unwanted pregnancy. Forced to give up her baby, she starts a new life and after a long struggle, Josie achieves her dream, even enjoying a close friendship with a male colleague. But, just when Josie starts to trust the happiness she's found, the past catches up with her, threatening everything she has worked so hard to achieve.
Maggie Craig was brought up in Clydebank and Glasgow. She is also the author of a non-fiction book, Damn' Rebel Bitches.