Unmarried mother, Meg, and her daughter Becky live in fear of the exposure of Becky's illegitimacy in an era when it was a social stigma to be hidden at all costs. Meg lives through the trauma of the threat of Bubonic Plague in Glasgow in 1900 and the Ibrox Disaster of 1902 when the newly built West Tribune Stand collapsed due to heavy rainfall the previous night. For Becky, the years of The Great War were barely noticed, beset as she was by her own problems. However, the trials of the Depression Years and WWII were only too personally experienced. Truly, a compassionate tale of A Life to Live in Glasgow. In her usual inimitable style Jenny Telfer Chaplin chronicles the lives of two women in Glasgow from the 1890s to the end of WWII.
Used availability for Jenny Telfer Chaplin's A Life to Live in Glasgow
December 2008 : UK Paperback