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In The Press

Seven Million Sunflowers

Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week 

Seven Million Sunflowers

“A memorable, moving, powerful book.”

Claire Hennessy, The Irish Times.

Seven Million Sunflowers

“Written in attention-grabbing style — a potently direct first-person narrative with poetic impact — Seven Million Sunflowers is charged with empathy and utterly un-put-down-able.”

Seven Million Sunflowers

“Gripping from the opening pages…an empathetic reminder of how others can help.”

Irish Examiner


Read Between the Lies

Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week 

Read between the Lies

Read Between the Lies is a riveting, read-in-one-sitting page-turner, sharing insights into dyslexia as it also explores family frictions and how to support the people around you.

Read between the Lies

“Written with humour and empathy, this is a compelling read, one that I really wanted to read in one sitting to see how the dynamics between the two boys played out to the end. Malcolm Duffy writes with authority on the subject of dyslexia and I think this novel will be one that many dyslexics can relate to.”

Read between the Lies

'A grippingly unfolding domestic drama... The book's two engaging narrators learn and teach the value of empathy with others' 

Joanne Owen

Sharon Bolton, School Librarian

Nicolette Jones.

Irish Examiner.

‘Fantastic. The perfect balance of heartfelt story and gritty plot. Totally absorbing.’

The Book Activist.

‘I loved Sofa Surfer so much. It was a thoughtful, well developed and interesting discussion around homelessness.’


A beautiful Chaos.

‘Author Malcolm Duffy has written a near-perfect novel that I found exceptionally touching.’

Whispering Stories.

Sofa Surfer
Sofa Surfer
Sofa Surfer

Me Mam. Me Dad. Me

An assured debut..... Danny's honest distinctive voice brings humour and hope'

Me Mam. Me Dad. Me

'Stories like Danny's are important. Duffy explores the themes of domestic violence, isolation and growing up with sensitivity, energy and heart' 

Me Mam. Me Dad. Me

'A powerful tale of filial love when domestic violence gets in the way. An unforgettable central character and a truthful ending make for a truly impactful read.'

Fiona Noble,
The Bookseller


The Bookbag



Malcolm Duffy Author

Malcolm was born and bred in Newcastle upon Tyne. After a typical Geordie childhood, his parents moved south and deposited him in South East England. Having acquired a Law degree at Warwick University he worked his way through a host of London advertising agencies, picking up numerous awards for copy, press, TV and radio.

Having left ad-land he worked as Creative Director of Comic Relief, creating campaigns for Red Nose Day and Sport Relief. It was at Comic Relief that he was inspired to

write his first novel, Me Mam. Me Dad. Me.  He’s supported in his efforts by his New Zealand wife Jann, and daughters Tallulah and Tabitha, who, under the threat of withholding pocket money, seem to like what he writes.


Although a little too old for class, I’m happy to go back to school to discuss my work, or host a Creative Writing class. 


I’ve visited many secondary schools in the South East, including Loreto (St. Alban’s), Ibstock Place (Richmond), Surbiton High, Ranelagh (Bracknel), Sir Robert Woodward Academy (Brighton), Rosebury (Epsom). I’m also happy to visit the North East, and have been to Walker Academy, Newcastle. 


I’d be delighted to visit your school to talk about my books. 


Please get in touch.

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