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This Holey Life
Duffy finds the humour in the mundane and the tragic and her novels have an upbeat quality. She is particularly fond of dysfunctional, unconventional families and the complexities of everyday modern life. Her female leads range from dippy to delinquent, but they are brave and authentic. Her settings, described by Laurie Graham as ‘so atmospheric you can almost smell the Brylcreem’, range from a sweetshop in Torquay to a vicarage in Penge, but somehow they always provide the love Duffy’s protagonists crave.
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