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Maura McRobbie

Maura McRobbie is a Glasgow based writer of Scottish/Irish descent. Her first novel Howth was published in 2019 and is the semi-biographical story of her grandmother Florrie who grew up in Dublin in the early twentieth century, before coming to Scotland in 1918.  The novel explores the social, cultural and religious differences of the time and the barriers Florrie faced.  

Maura’s second novel ‘Vikings and Skylarks on Cumbrae’ was published in August 2022. It is children’s fiction for the 9 – 12 age range and is set on the Isle of Cumbrae in Scotland in 1263, before the Battle of Largs. Moranna, a young Scots girl  befriends Sten, a Danish boy living in the Viking longhouse on the island. How will the Battle of Largs decide their fate?  It has been Highly Commended by the Scottish Association of Writers. 

Maura is also editing a Memoir ‘From Dublin to Brazil’ which will be available from early 2023. Set in Brazil, it recounts the fifty years of a missionary priest, José Dillon, who has worked with communities during the military regime of the 1980s through to the Bolsonaro Presidency. He has witnessed, with a heavy heart, the destruction the Amazon rain forest. José describes his work with the indigenous people of the Amazon, as well as the challenges he faced when serving in the favelas of Jardim Miriam in Sao Paulo. 

Before writing, Maura was a Deputy Head Teacher of a primary school and has contributed to educational magazines and press throughout her career. She also worked in educational research and wrote Teacher’s Guides for Channel 4 Schools. She has a  Masters Degree in Education from Glasgow University, a teaching Qualification from Notre Dame College of Education and a Leadership Qualification from Strathclyde University.