Glaswegian Nellie Thompson is born into a poor, desperate city, divided by religion and class. She knows what it is like to be hungry and hopeless and to live a lie with the man she hates. But she holds onto her dreams of leaving the city, even if it means she must forfeit the comfort of love.
Emma Blair was a pen name for Scottish actor and author Iain Blair, who began writing in his spare time and whose first novel,Where No Man Cries, was published in 1982.
During a writing career spanning three decades he produced some thirty novels, but his true identity remained a secret until 1998 when his novelFlower of Scotlandwas nominated for the RNA Romantic Novel of the Year award.
He was one of Britain's most popular authors and his books among the most borrowed from libraries.
Iain Blair died in July 2011.