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Head of Zeus
Read Between the Lies
Read Between the Lies by 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 * 304pp * £7.99 * 9781800241688
'An engaging book for young readers... with lies, secrets, and dyslexia at the heart of the story'
Armadillo Magazine
'A grippingly unfolding domestic drama'
Sunday Times

'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, but now he lives in Surrey with his wife and daughters. His debut, Me Mam. Me Dad. Me., shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize, also won the YA category of the Sheffield Children's Book Award 2019, the Redbridge Book Award 2019 and a host of other prizes. His second novel, Sofa Surfer, was shortlisted for the Redbridge Children's Book Award 2021, longlisted for the UKLA Book Awards 2021 and nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2021. Twitter @malcolmduffyUK Website:
ALSO BY Malcolm Duffy
Me Mam. Me Dad. Me
Sofa Surfer
Hollow Earth Trilogy
The Book of Beasts
These Dark Wings
What the Raven Brings
The White Hare
A Jigsaw of Fire and Stars
The Snow Angel
A Kingdom Falls
Me Mam. Me Dad. Me
The Mystery of the Colour Thief
The Girl Who Thought Her Mother Was a Mermaid
Ten Nasty Little Toads
Snowflake, AZ
Mr Tiger, Betsy and the Blue Moon
Wolf Light
Girl 38: Finding a Friend
Mr Tiger, Betsy and the Sea Dragon
Girl. Boy. Sea.
Eight Princesses and a Magic Mirror
Invisible in a Bright Light
Mr Tiger, Betsy and the Golden Seahorse
Sofa Surfer
Dangerous Remedy
Viper's Daughter
The Key to Finding Jack
If I Can't Have You
The Time Traveller and the Tiger
The Tindims of Rubbish Island
The Tindims and the Turtle Tangle
The Key to Fear
Circus Maximus: Race to the Death
Skin Taker