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For Faughie’s Sake

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In the sequel to Laura Marney’s bestseller ‘No Wonder I Take a Drink’, we find Trixie – a boozy unsentimental loner – desperate to escape Inverfaughie, the small Highland village she’s ended up in. When Hollywood visits the introspective community to make a movie about the Highland Clearances, local conflicts are quick to follow. Trixie will have to decide where her loyalties lie. ‘For Faughie’s Sake’ takes a sideways approach to big business, community, land rights and the referendum – and the Machiavellian intrigue that goes with political campaigns. It’s a light-hearted, sometimes gleeful, celebration of contemporary Scottish life.

REVIEWS OF For Faughie’s Sake

'This brilliant sequel [is] hilarious... Blunt, honest and perceptive.' - The Skinny Read more

'Marney's book is consistently engaging and hits all the right notes.' - Glasgow Herald

'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. If you suffer from giggle incontinence, beware!' - Zoe Strachan

'Highland Fling Trix All The Boxes: Treat yourself to a few biting, funny, intoxicating days in Laura Marney's irrepressible Highland bolthole.' - Shari Low, The Daily Record

"An enjoyable read … very readable and engaging." - Glasgow Women's Library Read more


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  • Rights: World English
  • BIC code(s): FA
  • BISAC code(s): FIC000000

For Faughie’s Sake

About the author

Laura Marney

The author of five novels and numerous short stories and plays, Laura Marney is a member of the Glasgow G7 group of writers. She is a Creative Writing Tutor on the MLitt course at Glasgow University.

Praise for Laura Marney’s ‘No Wonder I Take a Drink’: “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. If you suffer from giggle incontinence, beware!” – 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.