About The Book
Finding herself on an unexpected ‘visit’ to her great friend the Owl Man, Mary takes London by storm!
She enjoys every second, making friends, and causing Mary scenes wherever she goes. She takes every opportunity to eat as much as she possibly can, especially cream buns and meringues, and even appears in a teatime BBC radio show!
Gwynedd Rae’s enchanting Mary Plain stories have an enduring, timeless appeal and Clara Vulliamy’s fresh, funny and energetic illustrations introduces Mary Plain and friends to a whole new generation of readers.
This fresh new hardback edition has a sparkly polka dot cover and brand-new black and white artwork by renowned illustrator Clara Vulliamy. The book also includes a new heart-warming introduction from Clara Vulliamy about what the books mean to her.
About The Author & Illustrator
Welsh author Gwynedd Rae (1892-1977) was the creator of the much-loved Mary Plain series. The first book in the series, Mostly Mary,was published in 1930 and the last, Mary Plain’s Whodunnit, was published in 1965. The series includes 14 books about Mary’s adventures. They became hugely popular when they were read on BBC Radio Children’s Hour during the 1930s.
Clara Vulliamy has illustrated over 35 children’s books and has been published by HarperCollins, Orchard Books, Random House, Walker Books and Kingfisher. She studied at Chelsea School of Art and The Royal Academy, beginning her working life as a portrait painter and illustrator for newspapers and magazines. She is the daughter of celebrated author and illustrator, Shirley Hughes, and together they created the Dixie O’Day series. She lives in Twickenham with her husband and their two grown-up daughters.