Only Strange People Go to Church
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Only Strange People Go to Church

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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 lo...more
ebook, 423 pages
Published March 1st 2012 by Saraband (first published July 3rd 2006)
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Abigailann (Abigail)

Despite some adult content (mostly sexual references) I really enjoyed this book. It dealt with difficult issues such as discrimination, social cohesion, disability, religion and relationships in a humorous way. It gave me a lot to think about, as well as quite a few laughs.
Sary Fairchild
Okay, I really really like this book. Were it not for the fact that there were TOO MANY unanswered questions at the end of the book, I'd have given it a 5. I absolutely love Ray. And the neds are great, too. And the Can Can Grans. But Dezzie is an idiot.

Very silly, and the main characters made me angry too as I like to assume that no-one could be that stupid in real life! ;)
Mar 24, 2008 Viv rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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Funny, refreshing and Glaswegian!
Funny and well written.
Lucy Reid
Funny & sad.A nice easy read.
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The author of four novels and numerous short stories, Laura Marney is a member of the Glasgow G7 group of writers (Alan Bissett, Nick Brookes, Rodge Glass, Laura Marney, Alison Miller, Zoë Strachan and Louise Welsh).

Born and brought up in Glasgow Marney co-founded a theatre group there. Since "nobody else could be bothered", she also began writing scripts for the company.

Marney is a graduate of th...more
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