The next instalment of Verbal Chapters is coming to Eason on February 26th, 2020

My Name Is Leon, by Kit De Waal

Evoking a Britain of the early eighties, My Name is Leon is a story of love, identity and learning to overcome unbearable loss.

From the blurb ...

Leon is nine, and has a perfect baby brother called Jake. They have gone to live with Maureen, who has fuzzy red hair like a halo, a belly like Father Christmas, and mutters swearwords under her breath when she thinks can't hear. Maureen feeds and looks after them, and claims everything will be okay.

But will they ever see their mother again? Who are the couple who secretly visit Jake? The adults are speaking in low voices, and wearing pretend faces. They are threatening to take Jake away and give him to strangers. Because Jake is white and Leon is not.

Want to read more?

Sign up for Verbal Chapters and borrow the book from Verbal.

Then join us at Eason on January 30 at 6pm and let us know what you think of The Lido

Bring your own mug for tea or coffee and enjoy some treats with us.


For more information, contact Andrea O'Donnell at [email protected]

Hope to see you there!