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Imprint: Tindal Street
Subject: Fiction


Ian Pattison

A moving and wickedly funny novel about a mother and son's awkward relationship

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9781906994471 (18 Apr 2013)

About the book

Ivan Moss sets aside his heartless streak and his weakness for the Merlot to give time to his ailing mother and her final hospital appointments.

But if he hoped for a fund of fond memories from his mother, then she is reluctant to oblige. Her account of a wild marriage and divorce with his father, an ex-merchant sailor grocer, 'the Joseph Conrad of Spam', brings Ivan to confront his own tough childhood in Govan and an even worse adolescence in an outlying estate.

Mother and son hilariously continue their bitter-sweet tussles to come as painfully close as they are capable of being in this funniest of Glasgow love stories.

About the author

Ian Pattison is a noted TV writer whose credits include Athletico Partick, Naked Video and writing all ten series of Rab C. Nesbitt. He has written three novels, including Looking at the Stars. His play, I, Tommy, toured throughout 2012. He was born and lives in Glasgow.


Full of the comic riches of Glasgow's language

- The Herald

Sweet, tender, brutal and brilliant

- Maxim

Additional Information

Imprint: Tindal Street
Subject: Fiction

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