1 Oct 2018

In this series blog, I’ll be discussing the boy heroes who helped shape Sebastian Duffy. Some are literary others televisual; the majority are British, yet there are outstanding exceptions; some are historical, most are contemporary; some are classically heroic – engaging in ripping yarns of derring-do, others are domestic, their heroics confined to the humdrum of boyhood; all communicated an infectious sense of adventure and anarchy I longed to emulate as a child. Surprisingly, many

21 Jul 2018

It is 1973 and twelve-year-old Sebastian Duffy is about as far removed from a hero as it is possible to be. He lives with his Irish parents in a shabby terraced house in an industrial town in the north of England and attends the local comprehensive school, where he excels in being bullied. Miserable schooldays are eclipsed by the shocking brutality of his parents and there isn't a time in his life he can remember

28 Jun 2018

Get ready to be transported to a dreamworld brimful of quizzing glasses and magic shillelaghs, mechanical fireworks and night rainbows, fantastical creatures and outrageous skullduggery, tragedy and joy. There are ghosts and gobbleratches, hunkypunks and barguest, leprechauns and cluricaun, a devilish whodunit and an intrigue of entangled passions, all wrapped up in a fast-paced, endlessly twisting adventure saga. Welcome to