It turns out a very good chum of mine who knows our reader in residence Stuart Kelly from school, also knows AI Joe as they share a friend and met at a party.

She highly recommended The Testament of Gideon Mack by our writer in residence James Robertson and has this to say:

“I liked the Gideon Mack book. There were some very interesting ideas in it. It was also slyly funny about a very particular brand of raspberry-mouthed nippiness found in the part of Scotland where the story is set”.

I love raspberry-mouthed nippiness and sly humour is a must.