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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’.


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Mairi Hedderwick Books

  • Katie Morag's Island Stories

    Mairi Hedderwick

    Product Code: AAMHP
    Paperback 3 years +
    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.
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  • Katie Morag and the Tiresome Ted

    Mairi Hedderwick

    Product Code: BFXSO
    Paperback 3 years +
    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...
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  • Katie Morag and the Wedding

    Mairi Hedderwick

    Product Code: BFOYB
    Paperback 3 years +
    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!
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  • More Katie Morag Island Stories

    Mairi Hedderwick

    Product Code: ABKRB
    Paperback 3 years +
    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".
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  • Katie Morag and the Big Boy Cousins

    Mairi Hedderwick

    Product Code: BGRCY
    Paperback 3 years +
    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.
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  • Hebridean Pocket Diary 2020

    Mairi Hedderwick

    Product Code: BXIWT
    Hardback
    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 2020 version is set to enjoy continued success.
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  • Hebridean Calendar 2020

    Mairi Hedderwick

    Product Code: BXHAQ
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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.
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  • The Hebridean Birthday Book

    Mairi Hedderwick

    Product Code: BPMWD
    Hardback
    Accompanying the immense success of the Hebridean diaries and address books, Birlinn has added a birthday book to its attractive range of Hebridean stationery. Illustrated throughout with Mairi Hedderwick's beautiful sketches of the Hebrides, this hardback book is the perfect way to remember birthdays of friends and family. It also makes an excellent gift.
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  • Hebridean Desk Address Book

    Mairi Hedderwick

    Product Code: BPMVC
    Hardback
    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.
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  • Katie Morag Delivers the Mail

    Mairi Hedderwick

    Product Code: BMFCM
    Paperback 3 years +
    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...
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  • Katie Morag and the Riddles

    Mairi Hedderwick

    Product Code: BFXNG
    Paperback 3 years +
    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?
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  • Katie Morag and the New Pier

    Mairi Hedderwick

    Product Code: BFOSH
    Paperback 3 years +
    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...
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  • Katie Morag and the Grand Concert

    Mairi Hedderwick

    Product Code: BFIFV
    Paperback 3 years +
    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.
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  • Katie Morag and the Two Grandmothers

    Mairi Hedderwick

    Product Code: BFHUN
    Paperback 3 years +
    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...
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  • Katie Morag and the Dancing Class

    Mairi Hedderwick

    Product Code: BFHPL
    Paperback 3 years +
    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?
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  • The Big Katie Morag Storybook

    Mairi Hedderwick

    Product Code: AADAK
    Paperback 3 years +
    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.
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