Duck Feet by Ely Percy

Duck Feet by Ely Percy


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 nonbinary Ely Percy, this is a relatable, quirky, and sometimes heart-wrenching story that paints an authentic portrait of growing up working class in Scotland.




***** – 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

  • Details

    Imprint: Monstrous Regiment

    Publication Date: 26 February 2021

    ISBN: 9781916117921

    Pages: 416

    Format: Paperback

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