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Six Foot Six

by Kit de Waal

Six Foot Six Synopsis

It's an exciting day for Timothy Flowers. It's the third of November, and it's Friday, and it's his twenty-first birthday. When Timothy walks to his usual street corner to see his favourite special bus, he meets Charlie. Charlie is a builder who is desperate for Timothy's help because Timothy is very tall, six feet six inches. Timothy has never had a job before - or no work that he's kept for more than a day. But when Timothy and Charlie have to collect money from a local thug, things don't exactly go according to plan... Over the course of one day, Timothy's life will change for ever.

Six Foot Six Press Reviews

Vivid and endearing - a very powerful book -- Emma Healey on My Name is Leon A touching, thought-provoking debut -- Guardian on 'My Name is Leon' A beautiful story told with compassion, urgency and wit -- Stephen Kelman on 'My Name is Leon' Beautiful and heartbreaking -- Cathy Rentzenbrink on 'My Name is Leon' Startlingly funny. Balances the gritty with the feel good -- Observer on 'My Name is Leon' Tender and heart-breaking -- Rachel Joyce on 'My Name is Leon' Authentic and beautiful, urgent and honest, this novel does what only the best do: it quietly makes room in your heart -- Chris Cleave on 'My Name is Leon'

Book Information

ISBN: 9780241317921
Publication date: 1st February 2018
Author: Kit de Waal
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 96 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Kit de Waal

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. Her first novel, My Name is Leon, is an international bestseller. It was on the shortlists for the Costa First Novel Award and the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award. It was on the longlist for the Desmond Elliott Prize. Kit de Waal has two children.

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