The Wideawake Hat – meet the characters – George

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George McKay, the second son of a cattle farming family, was born in 1827 near Applecross on the west coast of Scotland. George met Sophia at school but it was not until they had finished their education that they began to step out together.

As a second son, George would not inherit the farm so he decided to seek his fortune in New Zealand, bringing his young wife, Sophia with him.

George is a handsome man, strong and dependable. Readers of The Wideawake Hat will, no doubt, fall in love with our hero. But don’t expect his journey as a pioneer to run smoothly.

To find out more, read The Wideawake Hat, available on 1st October as an e-book from

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