No Wonder I Take a Drink

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.

Marney is the author of Only Strange People Go to Church, Nobody Loves a Ginger Baby, No Wonder I Take a Drink, My Best Friend Has Issues and For Faughie’s Sake.

No Wonder I Take a Drink

by Laura Marney

  • RRP: £8.99 (print) / £4.99 (ebook)
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781908643001
  • Ebook ISBN: 9781908643049



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Trisha, a lonely unsentimental boozer, unexpectedly inherits a home in the Highlands. She wastes no time leaving Glasgow – and 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. Her only companion is a smelly, brain-damaged dog, but a night of whisky-fuelled high jinks with a frozen salmon leads to a dramatic discovery that will change her future forever, and maybe even her past.

Prizes and awards

Voted one of the top 20 Scottish books of all time by readers of The List

REVIEWS OF No Wonder I Take a Drink

"The pacing has an engaging confidence, a comic brio which, as readers soon see, comes from completely inhabiting her narrator's character... Her jokes are seldom laboured, almost always rooted in character or language... She's a natural comedy writer" - The Scotsman

'Laura Marney is one of Scotland's best-kept literary secrets.' - Louise Welsh, author of The Cutting Room

'A gently humorous take on an incomer's life in the West Highlands.' - Guardian