Cathy MacPhail

Cathy MacPhail (1946-2021) was the award-winning author of over thirty children’s books including Run Zan Run, Roxy’s Baby, Out of the Depths and Grass. Her novel Mosi’s War won the Scottish Children’s Book Award, an award she’d won twice before, and a film adaptation of her novel Another Me was released in 2014. Cathy wrote spooky thrillers for younger readers and challenging teen novels and was acclaimed for her unique ability to get to the heart of serious, topical issues through the stories of her feisty characters. She was born and brought up in Greenock, Scotland.

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Books by Cathy MacPhail