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Duck Feet

Percy, Ely More by this author...£8.99Reprinting, date TBD
  • Fiction
  • LGBTQ+
  • Of Scotland
  • Disabled Writers

***** – The Skinny

‘fucking genius’ – Michael Lee Richardson, writer

‘A damn brave novel’ – Eilidh G Clark, author

‘a twist so good I gasped out loud…’Writer’s Bloc’s Rhiannon A. Grist

‘Percy has given us a Scottish Derry Girls. It perfectly captures the highs, lows, and shifting loyalties of adolescence with warmth and humour.’ – Ever Dundas, author of Goblin

‘...these stories celebrate nuances of dialect, anger, division, humour, growing up and getting lost.’

– Jenni Fagan, author of The Panopticon

‘As tender, fickle, excruciating, surreal, tragic, hilarious and intense as teenage life itself.’ – Kirstin Innes, author of Scabby Queen


Duck Feet is a coming-of-age novel, set in the mid-noughties in Renfrew and Paisley, Scotland. It follows the lives of 12-year-old Kirsty Campbell and her friends as they navigate life from first to sixth year at Renfrew Grammar school. This book is a celebration of youth in an ever-changing world. It uses humour to tackle hard-hitting subjects such as drugs, bullying, sexuality, and teenage pregnancy. But moreover, it is a relatable and accessible portrait of figuring out who you are, plunging into the currents of life, and most of all, finding hope. By celebrated Scottish author Ely Percy, this is a relatable, quirky, and sometimes heart-wrenching story that paints an authentic portrait of growing up working class in Scotland.


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