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A Gift from the Gallowgate

(2004)
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Her idyllic childhood was shattered in 1934 with the death of her father, after which, in order to make ends meet, her mother was forced to take in lodgers. In part due to her father's sudden death, Doris left school at fifteen and went to work in an office, gradually rising through the ranks until she became book-keeper. Marriage to an officer in the Merchant Navy followed in 1942, then divorce, then her second marriage. Her life took the first of two major changes in direction at the age of 41, when she went back to college to study for O and A levels, followed by three years at Teacher Training College. In 1967 she became a primary school teacher, and subsequently taught in schools in Aberdeen until she retired in 1982. Not content with a quiet retirement Doris embarked on a new 'career' and became a writer, publishing her first work in 1990. Eight books later (and another one nearly finished), she is one of the country's best-loved romantic novelists and has sold well in excess of 200,000 copies of her books.

In this engaging and candid autobiography, Doris Davidson recounts her growing up in Aberdeen in the '20s and '30's, the war years, her marriage and the unexpected paths her career has followed. With her novelist's skill, she brings into vivid focus a life of rich experience in a book every bit as riveting as her works of fiction

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Hardback Editions

October 2004 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Gift from the Gallowgate: An Autobiography
Author(s): Doris Davidson
ISBN: 1-84158-301-4 / 978-1-84158-301-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
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Paperback Editions

June 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Gift from the Gallowgate
Author(s): Doris Davidson
ISBN: 1-84158-415-0 / 978-1-84158-415-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
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Kindle Editions

December 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Gift from the Gallowgate
Author(s): Doris Davidson
Publisher: Birlinn
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December 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Gift from the Gallowgate
Author(s): Doris Davidson
Publisher: Birlinn
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA