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The Holy City by Meg Henderson


The Holy City by Meg Henderson

Tells the story of Marion McLeod, the daughter of a riveter, who has been brought up in the Clydebank tenements and brings the horror and pain of these wartime experiences vividly to life as she loses her entire family in the Blitz.


'The Holy City is a novel about growing up in a close-knit blue-collar community from the Twenties up to the present day... showing the true meaning of community with convincing, colourful characters.'
Scotland on Sunday

'A hugely absorbing story.'

'[Henderson] mingles fact and fiction to moving effect - her account of the Blitz on Clydebank and its aftermath is harrowing.'
The Times

About the Author

Meg Henderson was born in Glasgow, spending part of her childhood on the outskirts of Clydebank. She is a journalist and the author of several books, including Finding Peggy, Chasing Angels and A Scent of Bluebells.

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Publication date

1st March 2010


Meg Henderson

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Black and White Publishing


256 pages


Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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