Giffnock setting gives writer a novel idea

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A Giffnock man has drawn inspiration from his home hunting ground to produce his debut novel, Morbid Relations.

Jonathan Whitelaw said at the launch of the book: “The novel is deliberately set in the southside of Glasgow as I felt the humour of the city was the perfect outlet to tell a serious story through the medium of comedy.

“That was important for me, to have the narrative unfold in a manner that was fitting, respectful but also hugely humorous.

“The narrative is a darkly comic take on modern Scottish life, family relationships, and finally trying to grow up.”