I found this book really hard to put down. It is beautifully written, easy to read and very informative. You really get 'carried away' by the story set in Edinburgh which is well described mixed with the extraordinary world of homelessness and visceral horror of being 'down and out'. How easy it is to have an ordinary life smashed by death, alchoholism or addiction and find yourself existing in a world unrecognised by the majority. Humour as always prevails in Gillian Galbraith's books, so a plot inherently depressing becomes lively and funny.