Nobody Loves A Ginger Baby

Nobody Loves A Ginger Baby

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Description

Everybody's on anti-depressants. Not being happy all the time makes them stressed out of their tights. Carol practises uninhibited sex which ends with her panty liner stuck to the bottom of someone's shoe. Donnie, after a mystery bite in a third world country, thinks he's incubating a nest of spiders up his bum. Daphne gets fat. She makes soup all the time and wonders if Woolworth's sell a hose pipe to fit a Vauxhall Vectra. Pierce is a poet; a fat balding womaniser who's only steady relationship is with a cup at the sperm bank. He's the only one not on anti-depressants, and he's the hero.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 126 x 196 x 22mm | 222.26g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552772038
  • 9780552772037
  • 1,381,278

About Laura Marney

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 has already published No Wonder I Take A Drink and Nobody Loves A Ginger Baby is her second novel.show more

Review quote

"'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, author of The Cutting Room; 'Laura Marney writes about strong characters who are utterly bellevable 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. If you suffer from giggle incontinence, beware!' - Zoe Strachan, author of Negative Space; '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"show more

Rating details

130 ratings
3.32 out of 5 stars
5 15% (20)
4 28% (37)
3 35% (45)
2 16% (21)
1 5% (7)
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