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Coconut Badger (Novel, 2014)

Glasgow's answer to Mr Myagi befriends a young man struggling with a crisis of confidence.

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Soon Tam finds himself propelled from zero to hero with women lusting after him and men fearing him. As he is drawn into his mentors murky past Tam wonders if he has made a pact with the devil.

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Truly shines in its authentic, character filled dialogue and grips the reader‘ – ★★★★ The Skinny

The most impressive of which has to be Coconut Badger‘ – The Guardian


Very pleased I gave Coconut Badger a try‘ – Mel S

A powerfully written book, MacNicol slips easily from one milieu to another‘ – Malachi

Enjoyable, good paced, hooks you in‘ – Lainy McSwain

Very engaging story, an easy read, funny, (saucy in places), wholeheartedly recommend‘ – Teeno

Great character development, great edge to the writing, great humour. A bargain, kept me clicking the pages‘ – C McKay

Absolutely superb, Mark Macnicol is a very talented writer‘ – Dumgoyne

Mark MacNicol Glasgow/Manchester, United Kingdom

Film, Theatre & using Arts to effect positive change for vulnerable and marginalised groups.

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