If You Liked School You'll Love Work

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If You Liked School You'll Love Work
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AuthorIrvine Welsh
LanguageEnglish, Scots
GenreShort stories
PublisherJonathan Cape
Publication date
July 2007
Media typePrint (hardback & paperback)
Pages320 pp
823/.914 22
LC ClassPR6073.E47 I35 2007

If You Liked School You'll Love Work is a collection of short stories from novelist Irvine Welsh. It was released in the UK on 5 July 2007, and in the U.S. on 4 September 2007.


  • "Rattlesnakes"—Three young Americans find themselves in dire circumstances in the desert, when one of them receives a snakebite on the genitals.
  • "If You Liked School You'll Love Work..."—Expatriate English publican juggles business, family and women, on the Canary Islands.
  • "The DOGS of Lincoln Park"—American yuppies and a Korean chef collide.
  • "Miss Arizona"—Struggling independent filmmaker follows in the footsteps of his hero, only to find himself much closer than he imagined.
  • "Kingdom of Fife"—Scottish Subbuteo player and ex-jockey, Jason King, seeks love and destiny amid a background of corruption and loss in this novella.