Ginger author Laura Marney who wrote the book Nobody Loves A Ginger Baby with her daughter Holly and ginger topped dog Frankie. September 11 2012. A ginger author has got book lovers seeing red — after her “offensive” novel about the decline of the red-haired gene rocketed to the top of the Kindle bestsellers list. Laura Marney, 43, beat the likes of Martina Cole, James Patterson and Jeffrey Archer to hit the coveted Amazon number one spot with her book ‘Nobody Loves a Ginger Baby’. The book, which topped the contemporary fiction list earlier this month, tells the story of a Glasgow woman who falls in love with a red-haired man who is addicted to anti-depressants. Laura was inspired to pen the book eight years ago and based the main character Daphne on her own ginger daughter Holly, 24, now an accountancy student at Glasgow University. The book was originally released in 2005 and had only limited success but hit the top of the chart on September 2 after being re-released to mark International Redhead Day 2012 in Holland. But despite the commercial success the book has attracted huge criticism from readers all over the world who are offended by the book’s provocative title.

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