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Catherine MacPhail

  • 4 stars across 35 books
    Cathy MacPhail won the Kathleen Fidler Award with her first novel, Run Zan Run, the Scottish Arts Council Award with her second novel Fighting Back, and a Royal Mail award for Roxy's Baby. Cathy MacPhail's work is enormously popular with young teenagers, her trademarks being a mix of humour, with pacy and topical storylines. Cathy lives in Greenock, Scotland.
    26th April 2001

    Tribes

    Kevin is determined that he'll never join a gang but his path crosses the Tribe's when he saves one of them from a rival... More

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    11th May 2017

    The Evil Within: How Young Henry Jekyll Became Mr Hyde

    What transforms an ordinary Edinburgh boy into the most infamous split personality of all time? This vividly imagined ... More

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    4th September 2006

    Into the Shadows

    Ram has no memory of who he is, his background or where he has come from. He awakes in a darkened corridor of a block of... More

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    1st May 2013

    If It Wasn't For Tom: Band 09 Gold/Band 16 Sapphire

    If it wasn't for Tom, one young boy would be much happier at school - he would be able to play football without being ... More

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    16th January 2015

    Own Goal: Band 08/Purple

    It's Jack's first day at Glendale School. He's a star goalie, so why isn't he happy when he's asked to join the team? ... More

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    26th September 2013

    Fighting Back

    Amita and her family have moved to a new town after her father's business was destroyed in a fire. Hoping for a better l... More

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    28th July 2011

    Copycat

    'Pinkie! Kittens! Run!' Sammy was the first ot hear the heavy thud of footsteps. He recognised the threat at once and ca... More

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    2nd April 2009

    Bad Company

    When Danny's mother is taken ill, he is shipped off to Indonesia to spend the summer with his father, whom he barely kno... More

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    3rd February 2015

    Stars Shall Be Bright

    A poignant and moving story of one small family caught up in the consequences of World War One. Inspired by the true eve... More

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    4th March 2014

    Annie's Choice

    A chillingly atmospheric story. Kamal loves his new country, his new city, his new school - it's a fresh start. The on... More

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