Welcome to the Island of Struay, home of one of the best-loved characters in children’s books and as seen on TV – Katie Morag McColl!
Read four of her adventures in this bumper omnibus, including Katie Morag and the New Pier, Katie Morag and the Wedding, Katie Morag and the Grand Concert and Katie Morag and the Riddles.
Mairi Hedderwick was born in Gourock, Scotland. At seventeen she took a job as a mother’s help on the Isle of Coll in the Hebrides, beginning a life-long love affair with islands and their small communities. Her children were brought up there and now some of her grandchildren. Mairi’s island world is delightfully reflected in the imaginary island of Struay where her perennially popular Katie Morag stories are set. As well as creating children’s books Mairi writes and illustrates travel books for adults, including Highland Journey and Sea Change. She also illustrated the acclaimed Janet Reachfar books. She continues to live on Coll.