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Duplicity and Other Stories
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ISBN:
9781841588247
Categories
Fiction, Fiction
Imprint
Birlinn
Publication Date
26 August 2009
Format
Paperback (also available as an eBook)
Status
Available for Sale
Publisher
Birlinn Limited
Extent
320

Duplicity and Other Stories

by Doris Davidson - Find out more about the author

 

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Two men sit petrified on Christmas Eve at the thought of spending it in supernatural company; a young family makes a tense Cross-channel trip in fear of some unspecified threat; an old man contemplates jumping to his death at the thought of being evicted from the house in which he has lived all his life. In this book, Doris Davidson looks back over an immensely successful writing career in a collection of twenty short stories, which also includes her eagerly awaited latest work, the novella 'Duplicity'. Covering a wide range of themes and moods, these stories are a wonderful tribute to the skill and imagination of one of Scotland's best-loved authors.

Doris Davidson was born in Aberdeen in 1922, the daughter of a master butcher and country lass. 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. She returned to college at the age of 41 to take her exams and retrain as a primary school teacher. Following her retirement she changed career again, becoming an acclaimed novelist. Thirteen novels, one collection of short stories and an acclaimed autobiography – A Gift from the Gallowgate – later she was firmly established as one of the country's best-loved romantic novelists. Doris died in June 2012.






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