Eating Wolves by Alexis Scott Dewi Lewis $127 Alexis Scott worked as a civil servant, social researcher, welfare rights adviser, solicitor, money adviser and teacher before writing this novel - all of which has given her plenty of insight into the mundane, or not so mundane, lives of Mr and Mrs Average. She's put her knowledge to good use in this delicious black comedy that follows the exploits of two Glaswegian families on their budget holiday in Nice. Culture-snob Madge and snide Stuart are barely speaking, while Shelia, Gavin and awkward teen Alan don't know how they're going to pay for it all. And then there are the French to deal with. When they return to Glasgow two weeks later, their lives have changed in bizarre and unexpected ways. Packed with incident and bursting with twists and turns this is a funny and human novel.