Nina de la Mer is a Scottish writer of contemporary literary fiction ( 4 a.m. - 2011; Layla - 2014). 'The female Irvine Welsh' (The Herald) 'Brighton's fabulous queen of the gutter' (For Books' Sake).PRAISE FOR LAYLA: 'Unforgettable.' – Alan Bissett'Brilliant, and darkly funny.' - Hello! MagazineA 'new Tess of the d’Urbervilles for our time.' -Bookkaholic'Layla is a triumph as a novel, and as a character.' – Scots Whay Hae!