Mary’s the Name

Ross Sayers

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.


Praise for Mary’s the Name

‘Funny, smart, and full of heart’


Author of The Comet Seekers


‘Pacy and poignant, wee Mary leaves a big impression’


Author of The Busker


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



Contemporary Fiction
Publication Date: 30th January 2017
Paperback: 978-1-911279-11-2
Available on Kindle