Leander Deeny was born in New York, to Irish parents, in 1980. He completed a degree at Oxford University where he edited Isis Magazine, was president at the Oxford Revue and a member of OUDS. After university he attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. He is now working as an actor, currently in roles at the Globe. He lives in South East London.
This is a stunning first novel with exceptional quality writing with a uniquely imaginative plot from a brand new publisher of children’s books, although not adult ones, Quercus. The author has combined the rich, gifted imagination of Lewis Carroll and Maurice Sendak with the child/adult crossover appeal of Mark Haddon. The plot is wonderfully exciting with a fast-paced narrative and quick humour that makes it an utterly compelling and addictive read.