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Only Strange People Go to Church

  • RRP: £8.99 (print) / £4.99 (ebook)
  • Format: Paperback
  • Extent: 310 pages
  • ISBN: 9781908643025
  • Ebook ISBN: 9781908643063
  • Genres: Contemporary fiction, Fiction, Humour
  • Book tags: Scotland
  • Publication date: March 1, 2012

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Divine comedy…a joyous celebration of human imperfection – Louise Welsh. Maria’s job is to support Blue Group, an unruly crew of service users. But she might just have bitten off more than she can chew when she suggests they put on a large-scale community show. The venue for the show is to be Ray’s workshop, a deconsecrated church where she’s constantly distracted by local oddballs and Dezzie, her handsome colleague. Maria soon faces moral dilemmas that would curl a bishop’s hair. If she does ‘the right thing’ she’ll wreck careers and break hearts – but what’s ‘the right thing’ anyway? Who decides who’s allowed to love who? And can Ray even be trusted?

REVIEWS OF Only Strange People Go to Church

"Hilarious...Read it for the sharp wit and delightfully soft feeling it'll give you." - The Glasgow Herald

'Divine comedy... a joyous celebration of human imperfection.' - Louise Welsh

'Laura Marney's wickedly dark sense of humour is such that she could write about anything and get away with it. Punchy, pacey - the plot has more kinks than a corkscrew and a strong sense of momentum.' - The Scotsman


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

Only Strange People Go to Church

About the author

Laura Marney

The author of five novels and numerous short stories and plays, Laura Marney is a Creative Writing Tutor at Glasgow University. Her first novel, No Wonder I Take a Drink, was voted by the public in The List magazine poll as one of the Top 20 Scottish books of all time.