A Largs author who now lives in Abu Dhabi is returning to the town on Friday for a book signing at The View Bistro.

Andrew J Keir will be at The View Bistro on Largs seafront from 10am-2pm to sign copies of his new novel 'Bloody Flies'.

The novel is a sequence of episodes that offer glimpses of ex-pat life in the opening decade of the 21st century, and the shifting morals that occur when Middle East meets West.

Andrew was the first writer to be shortlisted twice for the Kitab/M Magazine short story prize, the largest prize in the Middle East for short stories in the English language. The Abu Dhabi based author holds an MA from Lancaster University's prestigious Creative Writing programme. He is currently working on his second novel and a picture book for children.