A Glutton-Free Diet
In this satirically comic novella, three men and two women become increasingly entangled in a too-long weekend on the Scottish isle of Arran. The men are trying to find the fourth member of their golf fourball to decide their tied annual series. The women are on a secret and illegal mission involving local plant life. One of the women takes the chance to settle an old score against one of the unsuspecting men. Genuine hilarity and ersatz vulgarity ensue.
Set in 1997 against the background of the Great Debate on Scottish Devolution, some readers might see the five main characters smack, in their own idiosyncratic ways, of the main influences in the (so-called) Great Debate. Other readers may just laugh out loud at the lunacies that inexorably mount.
‘Probably the funniest novel I haven't read in 20 years' - John Lloyd (TV producer of Blackadder; Spitting Image; QI, et al).