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Waters of the Heart
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31 July 2008
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Waters of the Heart

by Doris Davidson - Find out more about the author


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'A gripping tale about love and survival,' - Scots Magazine

’It’s a dismal day that doesn’t include a dose of Doris’ – Press and Journal

Young Cissie McGregor flees to Dundee with her stepmother Phoebe after he abusive, drunken father has destroyed their family. There, for a while, she finds happiness – with Bertram Dickson, son of the wealthy mill-owner who is Cissie’s and Phoebe’s employer. But, too late, she finds Bertram has not married her for love. After she bears him the son they’ve yearned for, he takes the first excuse to throw her out on the streets – keeping her beloved child.

Cissie has known the worst before. She will survive and she will win through. But while she builds up her own business and fights for the return of her son, she must finally confront the consequences of those events long ago in Aberdeen when her childhood innocence was shattered.

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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