The Christian Watt Papers
Title: The Christian Watt Papers
Author: Christian Watt - Edited by David Fraser
Publisher: Paul Harris Publishing, Edinburgh
1st Edition Hardback with original dust cover
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At the age of forty-seven Christian Watt began to write down recollections of her life; she continued until her death at the age of ninety in 1923. Hers is a remarkable story, vividly told with a natural narrative gift. Christian was born into a Fraserburgh fishing family, and spent much of her life gutting and selling fish, and, for a time, working in domestic service, first to the Duchess of Leeds and subsequently travelling to New York to serve as tablemaid to Winston Churchill's grandmother. Hers was a life of constant toil and hardship. The sea brought her family a precarious living and often a violent death - four of her seven brothers, her husband and her favourite son all died at sea. Anxiety and grief eventually led to mental breakdown, and Christian spent the last forty years of her life as a patient in the Cornhill Infirmary.
Good Overall Condition.
Original Dust jacket with covered polythene protective cover. Two minor tears.
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Inside pages slightly tanned but otherwise clean with no markings. Previous owners inscriptions on inside cover.
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