Lack of funds force Trisha, an unsentimental lonely boozer lving in Glasgow, to return to her previous profession as a pharmaceutical rep, pouring tea and telling jokes to sad burnt-out GPs. The only good news is that Steven, her increasingly distant teenage son, is about to move back in with her. The bad news is that Bob, her ex-husband, wants the house. risha's mind is unexpectedly made up when she inherits a place in the Highlands. Having pictured a rural idyll, she finds rain, sheep, a jaywalking dog and kamikaze midges. And more rain. Her social life is so limited that she even contemplates joining the Inversnechty Mental Health Awareness Group just for the craic. hen three nurses on holiday leave from Saudi invite Trisha to a ceilidh. A night of whisky-fuelled high jinks with a frozen salmon ensues which leads to a significant encounter with Spider, the local Lothario, and a dramatic discovery that will change Trisha's future forever.
Laura Marney was born in Glasgow and has a Business Administration degree. A graduate of the Glasgow and Strathclyde mlitt Creative Writing course, many of her short stories have been published in magazines and anthologies or broadcast on the radio. In her spare time she teaches creative writing and aerobics. She is the author of No Wonder I Take a Drink, Nobody Loves a Ginger Baby and Only Strange People Go to Church.