SHORTLISTED FOR THE SALTIRE FIRST BOOK AWARD
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.
'Funny, smart, and full of heart'
Author of The Comet Seekers
'Pacy and poignant, wee Mary leaves a big impression'
LIAM MURRAY BELL
Author of The Busker