Voted one of the 20 best Scottish books of all time in The List magazine. “A biting laugh-out-loud satire" (Louise Welsh) Digitally re-mastered with author revision, new edit & BONUS creative writing master class on creating a sense of place.
Trisha, a lonely unsentimental boozer, unexpectedly inherits a home in the Highlands. She leaves 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.
©2004 Laura Marney (P)2013 Saraband
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Critic reviews

"Laura Marney is one of Scotland's best-kept literary secrets. This is a biting laugh-out-loud satire which is never crueller than life. Marney's unlikely heroine meets life head on and lives on in the reader's imagination long after the book is finished. An energetic, edgy book with wide appeal." (Louise Welsh.)
"Laura Marney writes about strong characters who are utterly believable and all too human. She consistently examines their experiences, relationships and foibles with insight, compassion and a rollicking, earthy humour, which makes for great reading." (Zoe Strachan)
"A gently humorous take on an incomer's life in the West Highlands" (Guardian)
"Biting wit, brilliant characterisation and hilarious antics - whether you are 16 or 60, you'll be rocking in your chair." (Scottish Daily Record)
"Marney's book is consistently engaging and hits all the right notes" (Glasgow Herald)
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