Mary's the Name (Paperback)
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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 30/01/2017
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An eight-year-old girl and her granpa are on the run...

"When me and Granpa watched James Bond films, he told me not to be scared because people didn't have guns like that in Scotland. That must've been why the robbers used hammers."

Orphaned Mary lives with her granpa, but after he is mixed up in a robbery at the bookies where he works, they flee to the Isle of Skye. Gradually, Mary realises that her granpa is involved. And the robbers are coming after him-and their money.

Mary's quirky outlook on life, loss, and her love of all things Elvis, will capture your heart. Full of witty Scots banter, Mary's the Name will have you reaching for the hankies, first with laughter, then with tears.

Heart-warming and heart-breaking, this darkly comic debut is from a fresh voice set to become Scotland's answer to Roddy Doyle.

Publisher: Cranachan Publishing Limited
ISBN: 9781911279112
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 356 g
Dimensions: 195 x 130 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Funny, smart, and full of heart'

HELEN SEDGWICK

Author of The Comet Seekers


'Pacy and poignant, wee Mary leaves a big impression'

LIAM MURRAY BELL

Author of The Busker


'Once you've met Mary you won't forget her in a hurry'

ALISTAIR BRAIDWOOD

@ScotsWhayHae

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“An amazing story full of laughter, tears and Scottish banter that I will cherish forever!”

I loved every part of this amazing debut novel! It is so easy to get into little Mary's head, I actually felt like I was going through everything that Mary was going through. I felt all of her emotions throughout... More

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“Absolutely Brilliant”

Orphan Mary lives with her Granpa and has done since her parents died when she was little. After accompanying her Granpa to his work at the bookies and witnessing a terrible robbery life will never be the same for... More

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“Irene”

Great read. I felt like I new Mary and her grandfather personally and went along on their adventure with them. I can't wait to read more from this author.

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