Laura Marney - No Wonder I Take a Drink (2nd Hand Paperback)
Voted one of the Top 20 Scottish books of all time (The List, reader poll). Trisha, a lonely unsentimental boozer, unexpectedly inherits a home in the Highlands.
She wastes no time leaving Glasgow and her estranged husband, her insolent teenage son and her boring job. Having pictured a rural idyll, she finds rain, sheep, and kamikaze midges. And more rain.
Her only companion is a smelly, brain-damaged dog, but a night of whisky-fuelled high jinks with a frozen salmon leads to a dramatic discovery that will change her future forever, and maybe even her past.
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Very Good (Almost As New)
- Category : Fiction - Scottish Fiction
- Published : 2004 (This Edition 2012 - Saraband)
- ISBN : 9781908643001
- SKU : B002536
- PPC : SP300gm
- RRP : £8.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"The Scottish humour and language used to enhance the story gave me many a giggle as I read it. I didn't want the book to end and was left with the curiosity of hoping there was a follow up book. I think maybe anyone that hasn't enjoyed this book may be due to them not getting the humour which is a shame.
Its one of the few books where I have loved all the characters, even her ex husband.
Great Book, highly recommend it." - Google Review.
"A light hearted romp that has some genuinely laugh out loud moments."
"Absolutley excellent read. I love Laura's writing style and humour. One of Scotland's greatest humour fiction novels." - Goodreads Reviews.
Laura has had short stories published in magazines and broadcast on radio, and harbours a desire to start screen writing. Her novels are being republished in 2012.
The author of five novels and numerous short stories, Laura Marney is a member of the Glasgow G7 group of writers.