Carol Ann Duffy

Shelby Judge (University of Glasgow)
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Carol Ann Duffy was born in the Gorbals, Glasgow on 23 December 1955. This was considered an especially impoverished area of the city at this time. She was raised as part of the Roman Catholic faith. Her father worked as an electrician and was a trade unionist who stood unsuccessfully as a parliamentary candidate in 1983 for the Labour Party. While Duffy is Scottish, her parents and grandparents were Irish or of Irish heritage, and she grew up in England, where she continues to live. Her family moved to Staffordshire when Duffy was six years old, where she attended Saint Austin’s RC Primary School (1962–1967), St. Joseph’s Convent School (1967–1970), and Stafford Girls’ High School (1970–1974). …

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Citation: Judge, Shelby. "Carol Ann Duffy". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 04 May 2023 [, accessed 28 May 2023.]

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