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    DescriptionAt 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. Her treatment there was enlightened and humane; she continued to work and travel and it was there that she wrote, drawing on her vivid memory. Her writings offer a vivid insight not only into the life of the North-east of Scotland during the middle and later part of the nineteenth century, and into the twentieth, but also on events of national and i


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    Title
    The Christian Watt Papers
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Christian Watt, Edited by David Fraser
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 121 mm
    Height: 199 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781780270722
    ISBN 10: 1780270720
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25580
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    LC classification: CT
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    Abridged Dewey: 920
    BISAC V2.8: BIO022000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKS
    DC23: 941.108092
    Publisher
    Birlinn General
    Imprint name
    BIRLINN LTD
    Publication date
    01 January 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Edinburgh
    Author Information
    General Sir David Fraser was one of Britain's most senior generals. He has written biographies of Lord Alanbrooke, William Douglas Home and Frederick the Great. He also wrote And We Shall Shock Them, a history of the British army during the Second World War. He lives in Hampshire.