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Kit de Waal was born in Birmingham to an Irish mother, who was a foster carer and a Caribbean father. She worked for fifteen years in criminal and family law, was a magistrate for several years and sits on adoption panels. She used to advise Social Services on the care of foster children, and has written training manuals on adoption and foster care. Her writing has received numerous awards including the Bridport Flash Fiction Prize 2014 and 2015 and the SI Leeds Literary Reader's Choice Prize 2014. My Name is Leon is her first novel. She has two children.

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Featured Books, with extracts, by Kit de Waal

My Name is Leon by Kit de Waal
My Name is Leon
Kit de Waal
Longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2017. This is such a gorgeously expressive novel, it just sings with intensity, and is impossible to put down. Nine year old Leon loves his little brother Jake and his mum, he looks after...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/04/2017
Lovereading Price: £7.19
My Name is Leon by Kit de Waal
My Name is Leon
Kit de Waal
Shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award 2016. Evoking a Britain of the early eighties, My Name is Leon is a heart-breaking story of love, identity and learning to overcome unbearable loss. Of the fierce bond between siblings. And how...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
Lovereading Price: £0.00

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