Home Away from Home: Warnbro grandmother has first book published

Comedy, crime and a little bit of sauciness: Margaret Day with her book.
Picture: Jon Hewson
Comedy, crime and a little bit of sauciness: Margaret Day with her book. Picture: Jon Hewson

AT 76 years old, Margaret Day is thrilled to have her first novel published. The Warnbro grandmother said it was a dream come true to see her story in print.

Her novel, Home Away from Home, is about a theatrical guesthouse in Edinburgh in the 1970s and the people who live there.

She said the characters in the crime/romance/comedy were quirky.

Mrs Day said the novel even contained sex. Friends had told her the novel should contain sex scenes so she thought of a very sexy lady she knew when writing the character.

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Although Mrs Day used to live in a guesthouse, the novel is fictional. It took her a few months to write and four years to get published.

Home Away from Home is the first of a trilogy.

Mrs Day was a legal secretary for all of her working life. She has two children and six grandchildren. Home Away from Home is available from Amazon or the publishers melrosebooks.com.uk.