Annie Harrower-Gray opens up an alternative view of Scotland's turbulent history, revealing three centuries through the eyes of the nation's women. The whole of society appears, from ordinary labourers, prostitutes and factory hands to their more celebrated sisters and even witches, bodysnatchers and female Jacobites. All their tales are freshly researched and told with a sense of humour. Colourful characters abound! Step inside the boudoirs of Edinburgh's ladies of pleasure, whose civilised manners so confused one church minister that he 'accidentally' took tea in a brothel. Creep into the graveyard with Helen Torrance and Jean Lapiq, convicted of bodysnatching half a century before Burke and Hare. Uncover the murky history of Scotland's last witch Helen Duncan, whose eerily accurate wartime predictions led to her imprisonment. This book offers an exciting and erudite voyage through the social history of Scotland. e and few career options. Honour the heroines who helped to shape Scotland, yet rest in unvisited tombs!
Annie Harrower-Gray is a freelance writer based in Scotland. She is a regular contributor to Scotland Magazine and writes their regular 'Haunted Scotland' feature. She also freelances for a range of family history, local history and travel publications, and has written for Radio Scotland. Her book on the history of the Fife Coast is awaiting publication by The History Press. Her short fiction has won acclaim, and two of her stories were published in Catch the Tide (New Voices Press 2009).