Check out this guest post by Ross Sayers and the review of his book, Mary’s the Name, from the Portobello Book Blog
Well what is there to say about wee Mary? I just loved her and I loved this book. The story is told entirely from her eight-year old point of view which gives it a conversational, confiding feel. Mary lives with her beloved Granpa Arthur who works in a betting office. She has lived with him since her parents were killed in a car crash when she was very small and they are everything to each other. There is a robbery at the betting office and shortly afterwards, Mary and her Granpa go to stay on the the beautiful island of Skye. Through overheard conversations, Mary begins to realise that perhaps her Granpa was involved in some way and that perhaps they are in danger.
I think that Ross Sayers has done a brilliant job of capturing his young protagonist’s voice and you can read more about that in his guest…
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