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Mairi Hedderwick

The author of the popular Katie Morag series of children's books, Mairi Hedderwick was born on 2 May, 1939 in Gourock. Her Katie Morag books are all set on the Isle of Struay, a location inspired by the real-life inner Hebridean island of Coll.

Mairi published Katie Morag Delivers the Mail - the first book in the bestselling series - in 1984 and has also written several travel books for adults and even created her own range of Hebridean stationery. She was awarded an honorary degree from Stirling University in 2003 for her 'outstanding contribution to writing and illustration'.



Mairi Hedderwick Books

  • Katie Morag Delivers the Mail - Paperback - 9781849410915 - Mairi Hedderwick
    KMD2 3 years +
    Mairi Hedderwick
    3 years +
    • £3.79
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    When Katie Morag finds herself in the middle of a mail muddle, she needs to do some quick thinking to come up with a solution to her parcel posting problem.

    Mairi Hedderwick's delightful story combines with her charming illustrations of village life to create a tale that is sure to appeal to children aged 3 and above.
  • AADAK 3 years +
    Mairi Hedderwick
    3 years +
    • £7.89
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    Welcome to the Island of Struay, home of one of the best-loved characters in children's books - Katie Morag McColl! This lavish book is packed with brand-new stories and poems featuring favourite characters from Katie Morag's island home. Whether she's trying to keep the secret of Baking Day from her little brother Liam, befriending a baby seal with the Holiday Children, or even smoothing out troubles between her two very different grannies, Katie Morag is always at the heart of this island and its special way of life.
  • AAMHP 3 years +
    Mairi Hedderwick
    3 years +
    • £7.99
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    Whether she's posting parcels to the wrong addresses, helping Grannie Island with a winning sheep, having problems with a troublesome ted or dealing with her naughty big boy cousins, Katie Morag is always up to something. Here are four delightful stories - a treat for all Katie Morag fans.
  • ABKRB 3 years +
    Mairi Hedderwick
    3 years +
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    Katie Morag is back again! Whether she is getting excited about the new pier, trying to cheer up Grannie Island in time for Granma Mainland's big day, singing naughty songs at the Grand Concert or solving riddles to get back in everyone's good books, Katie Morag is always up to something! This beautiful gift book brings together four more exciting Katie Morag adventures, and is a perfect companion volume to "Katie Morag's Island Stories".
  • ABLXY
    Mairi Hedderwick
    • £12.89
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    This desk address book is attractively illustrated with acclaimed illustrator Mairi Hedderwick's beautiful sketches of seasonal Western Island scenes. The sketches have been collected over a period of forty years, and both the old and the new are represented here, showing the changing faces of the landscapes. Mairi's sketches range across most of the isles, from Tiree to St Kilda, expertly capturing their differences and characters.
  • AKUGH 3 years +
    Mairi Hedderwick
    3 years +
    • £19.39
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    Join Katie Morag McColl and her family on the Isle of Struay in this beautiful gift collection of classic stories. There are many adventures to be had on the Isle of Struay. There's her mum and dad's Shop and Post Office, Grannie Island's house across the bay, the dancing classes at the hall - and just wait till the mischevious Big Boy Cousins come to visit - they're lots of fun! Also included in this new collection are six folk tales, as featured in the popular CBeebies series, specially illustrated by Mairi Hedderwick for the show, and exclusively printed in this collection. So grab your jumper, don your wellies and discover the delights of Struay! "Katie Morag lives the life that country dreams are made of." (Independent).
  • KMTR 3 years +
    Mairi Hedderwick
    3 years +
    • £6.99
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    A beautiful gift collection of Mairi Hedderwick's classic stories, The Katie Morag Treasury is a celebration of the timeless tales of the Isle of Struay's most famous resident.

    Don your wellies and jumper and join Katie as she explores the Isle's many, many fun-filled locations: there's her mum and dad's shop and post office, Granny Island's house across the bay and dance classes galore at the local hall. And the adventure doesn't stop there... this beautifully illustrated hardback treasury also includes six exclusively printed folk tales as featured on best-loved CBeebies series.

    Essential bedtime reading and a beautiful keepsake book for children as young as 3 years, the book is ideal for sharing aloud and will provide hours upon hours of entertainment.
  • BCIDT
    Mairi Hedderwick
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    This hardback desk diary is illustrated throughout with Mairi Hedderwick's beautiful sketches of the Hebrides through the seasons. Featuring distinctive full-colour paintings by one of Scotland's best-loved authors and artists, this exquisite diary is a wonderful celebration of the extraordinary natural beauty of the Hebrides.The paintings have been collected over the past forty years and show the changing faces of the landscapes. Mairi's sketches range across many of the isles from Arran to Tiree, expertly capturing the essence of these beautiful and diverse islands. Following the huge success of the previous diaries, this new 2018 version will continue to be a cherished gift and handy desk aid.
  • BCJHG
    Mairi Hedderwick
    • £8.99
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    This calendar features distinctive full-colour paintings by one of Scotland's best-loved authors and artists and is a wonderful celebration of the extraordinary natural beauty of the Hebrides throughout the seasons. Mairi Hedderwick's drawings, produced over a period of more than forty years, expertly capture the unique character and diversity of Hebridean land and seascapes, from wind-swept moors and dramatic cliffs to rolling hills and secluded woods. This bestselling calendar is a perennial favourite in Scotland and throughout the UK, and is the perfect memento or gift.
  • BFHUN
    Mairi Hedderwick
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    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! Grannie Island doesn't think much of Granma Mainland's fancy ways, but when a prize sheep gets stuck in Boggy Loch on Show Day, it's up to the ever-resourceful Katie Morag to save the day - with a little help from her two grandmothers...
  • BFHPL
    Mairi Hedderwick
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    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! Everyone is excited about the new ballet and tap classes. Everyone, that is, except Katie Morag! But the two grandmothers have decided - she will go to ballet and she will wear a frilly skirt! What is Katie Morag going to do?
  • BFOYB
    Mairi Hedderwick
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    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! Romance has been brewing on the island between Neilly Beag and Granma Mainland and everyone is thrilled when they announce that they are to be married. Everyone, that is, except Grannie Island. For some reason that Katie Morag can't fathom her granny is not happy at all. But Granma Mainland has a surprise in store for Grannie Island, one that makes her very happy indeed!
  • BCIDU
    Mairi Hedderwick
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    This hardback pocket diary is illustrated throughout with Mairi Hedderwick's beautiful sketches of the Hebrides through the seasons. Featuring distinctive full-colour paintings by one of Scotland's best-loved authors and artists, this exquisite diary is a wonderful celebration of the extraordinary natural beauty of the Hebrides. The paintings have been collected over the past forty years and show the changing faces of the landscapes. Mairi's drawings range across many of the isles from Arran to Tiree, expertly capturing the essence of these beautiful and diverse islands.Following the huge success of the previous diaries, this new 2018 version is set to enjoy continued success.
  • BGRCY
    Mairi Hedderwick
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    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! As soon as Katie Morag's Big Boy Cousins arrive on the island for their holiday they start causing havoc. Katie Morag can't resist getting involved in all sorts of mischief with them. Find out what they get up to and join them for a beach BBQ with Grannie Island.
  • ABMDF
    Mairi Hedderwick
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    This pocket-sized address book is attractively illustrated with acclaimed illustrator Mairi Hedderwick's beautiful sketches of seasonal Western Island scenes. The sketches have been collected over a period of forty years, and both the old and the new are represented here, showing the changing faces of the landscapes. Mairi's sketches range across most of the isles, from Tiree to St Kilda, expertly capturing their differences and characters.
  • AHQJV
    Mairi Hedderwick
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    Following the immense success of the "Hebridean" diaries and address books in 2005, Birlinn has decided to add a birthday book to this attractive range of stationery. Illustrated throughout with Mairi Hedderwick's beautiful sketches of the Hebrides, this large format, hardback book is the perfect way to remember birthdays of friends and family. It also makes an excellent gift.
  • BFIFV
    Mairi Hedderwick
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    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! Every year on the Isle of Struay, there is a grand concert, where the islanders play fiddles, recite poetry, and sing and dance in front of their friends and neighbours. This is a major social event in a small community like Struay. Katie Morag is very excited indeed, and she plans to sing her favourite song. Arriving for the concert too, are Katie Morag's uncles, Sven and Sean, who are world-famous musicians and utterly identical. Nobody on Struay can tell them apart. On the big evening, one of the pair loses his voice and it is down to Katie Morag McColl to save the concert from disaster.
  • BFXSO
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    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! Katie Morag is mightily put out when her new baby sister is born and grabs all the limelight. She is so cross that she even kicks her trusty old one-eyed teddy bear into the sea in a fit of rage! But she soon starts to regret what she's done and misses dear old ted dreadfully. What will she do? Surely he is lost for ever...
  • BFOSH
    Mairi Hedderwick
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    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! A new pier is being built on Struay and everyone, especially Katie Morag, is very excited. The Islanders can't wait for all the changes they are sure the new pier will bring...But there is one person who's not so sure. Granny Island is worried that the old ways will be lost for ever...
  • BFXNG
    Mairi Hedderwick
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    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! Katie Morag is in a terrible mood because she has broken her mum's necklace. Her bad temper gets everyone in trouble with the teacher who gives them some tricky riddles to solve for homework. Can Katie solve the riddles and get back in everyone's good books?
  • ACTSW
    Mairi Hedderwick
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    Victorian artist John T. Reid's Art Rambles in the Highlands and Islands (published in 1878) first caught Mairi Hedderwick's attention because of its beautiful engravings, and inspired her in 1992 to make her own journey, looking at and comparing the places and views depicted in his book. The result was Highland Journey, an exquisitely illustrated account of her trip, interspersed with parts of Reid's original travelogue and engravings. Shetland not only gave Mairi another insight into her chosen mentor but also into her lifelong interest in island communities, then and now. And in Shetland, she also discovered, by chance, of two of Reid's original watercolours, which he had given to an island family who had hosted him on his pioneering rambles through the islands of Ultima Thule in 1867. Shetland Rambles is a beautiful, poignant and entertaining journey through the islands by one of Scotland's best loved authors and illustrators and packed with incidental detail and charm.
  • ABMSE
    Mairi Hedderwick
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    The Peebles family have just moved house and there's a lot to be done. Much to his annoyance, Peedie Peebles is not, under any circumstances, allowed near any of the pots of paint. But as we follow the Peebles around their new home and each room is painted a different colour, the temptation proves just too much for naughty Peedie Peebles. And the end result is certainly colourful - if a bit chaotic. Mairi Hedderwick perfectly captures the child's-eye view in this endearing picture book, which will help the youngest child to see the fun - and results - of paint mixing.
  • BMFCM
    Mairi Hedderwick
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    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! When the village mail gets muddled, it's up to Katie Morag to sort things out - with a little help from Grannie Island and her tractor...
  • ABOMF
    Mairi Hedderwick
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    This is a delightful lift the flap book for small children, beautifully illustrated by author, Mairi Hedderwick, featuring the engaging exploits of toddler, Peedie Peebles. Find out the different things that you can do in summer and winter in Peedie Peebles' "Summer or Winter Book".