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Head of Zeus
Read Between the Lines
Read Between the Lines Malcolm Duffy

Two very different boys, one new family, a shared struggle and a big secret.

Ryan didn't want a new mum, let alone a new brother! But when his parents split up and his dad moves in with Naomi, she comes with Tommy – one year older, chucked out of his old school and now joining Ryan's class. Great. Suddenly sharing a home and a classroom with a complete stranger is a bit much.

Flung together, the two boys clash, but gradually realise that they are more similar than they thought.

Prize-winning Malcolm Duffy's third novel explores the joys and challenges of dyslexia in a story full of his hallmark heart and humour.

'Duffy has a talent for imparting serious ideas entertainingly' Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week, on Sofa Surfer

Head of Zeus, a Zephyr book * Children’s Fiction
12 May 2022 * 320pp * £7.99 * 9781800241688

'Touching and compelling to the end ... It has sweetness and comedy, despite the gravity of its theme. And it is a lesson in standing up for yourself and others and finding the people who deserve your trust' Sunday Times, Children's Book of the Week, on Me Mam. Me Dad. Me.

'A crusading novel on a topic that sadly looks to be timeless' Financial Times, on Sofa Surfer.

'An intriguing premise and one that Duffy handles with aplomb. The empathy he has for his characters shines through' Irish Times on Me Mam. Me Dad. Me.

'Truthful, compelling and fearlessly insightful, Sofa Surfer, without any shadow of a doubt, lives up to the promise of Duffy's acclaimed and powerful debut, Me Mam. Me Dad. Me.' Armadillo.

'For pitch-perfect teenage voices, you can't go wrong with Malcolm Duffy's Me Mam. Me Dad. Me.'
 Irish Times, Best Books of the Year
Malcolm Duffy
Malcolm Duffy
Malcolm Duffy is a Geordie born and bred. His prize-winning debut novel, Me Mam. Me Dad. Me., inspired by his time at Comic Relief visiting projects that support women and children who have suffered as a result of domestic abuse, was published by Zephyr in 2017. His second novel, Sofa Surfer, about what happens when coming home isn't an option, was also published by Zephyr in 2020. Malcolm now lives with his family in Surrey. Twitter @malcolmduffyUK Website:
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