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The Breadmakers Saga by Margaret Thomson Davis

The Breadmakers Saga by Margaret Thomson Davis

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The Breadmakers Saga follows the story of a Glasgow working class community living through the dark days of the Depression and the Second World War. Clydend, McNair’s Bakery and the surrounding tenements, are all vividly and absorbingly depicted, as are the lives and loves of people like Catriona, a young woman trying to cope with an overbearing husband; the forman baker Baldy Fowler and his tragic wife, Sarah; Alec Jackson, philandering insurance salesman; and a host of other colourful characters, who face up to the ordinary challenges of life and the extraordinary challenges of war with honesty, optimism and hope.

‘All human life is there, laughter and tears together’
The Scotsman

‘Mrs Davis catches the time with honest-to-goodness certainty’
The Guardian

‘Simply written with an exceptional quality of understatement, it wins instant sympathy’
Glasgow Evening Citizen
The Breadmakers Saga follows the story of a Glasgow working class community living through the dark days of the Depression and the Second World War. Clydend, McNair’s Bakery and the surrounding tenements, are all vividly and absorbingly depicted, as are the lives and loves of people like Catriona, a young woman trying to cope with an overbearing husband; the forman baker Baldy Fowler and his tragic wife, Sarah; Alec Jackson, philandering insurance salesman; and a host of other colourful characters, who face up to the ordinary challenges of life and the extraordinary challenges of war with honesty, optimism and hope.

‘All human life is there, laughter and tears together’
The Scotsman

‘Mrs Davis catches the time with honest-to-goodness certainty’
The Guardian

‘Simply written with an exceptional quality of understatement, it wins instant sympathy’
Glasgow Evening Citizen

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Published by: Black & White Publishing on Aug 02, 2012
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THE BREADMAKERS
Margaret Thomson Davis is the author of over fortynovels, the best known of which is
The Breadmakers
,first published in 1972. It was described in the
DailyExpress
as, ‘a Glaswegian
Coronation Street 
’ and bythe
Sunday Mail
as, ‘Gripping and poignant’.Her work has ranged from bestselling Glasgowfamily sagas to crime thrillers, to her autobiography,
Write From the Heart 
.
 
Other B&W titlesby Margaret Thomson Davis
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READMAKERS
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LYDESIDERS
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RILOGY
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LASGOW
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IGHT
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ARK
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RITE
 F
ROM
 
THE
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EADLY
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OODMANS
 
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LERT
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OUBLE
 D
ANGER
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HE
 K
ELLYS
 
OF
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ELVINGROVE

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