REVIEWS

Without Warning & Only Sometimes

[Kit's] evocative memoir of growing up in 1960s Moseley, perfectly captures the dreams and reality of migration to postwar Birmingham.

In this intelligent, angry and sometimes very funny memoir, the novelist looks back on her childhood as a Jehovah’s witness.

Dynamic and immersive, Kit de Waal's effervescent memoir documents a fraught childhood of opposites and conflicting identities with wit, humanity and an uncanny power for bringing the figures of her youth to vibrant life.

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Becoming Dinah

 A recasting of Moby Dick with a feminist twist, is Kit de Waal’s first YA novel, it will hopefully not be the last!

Becoming Dinah boasts standout

characters, lashings of sass and a warm

and generous heart.

Exploring issues of identity and gender,

whilst teasing out aspects of parental

relationships, obsession, and being Other.

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The Trick to Time

The Trick to Time by Kit de Waal review – life on the fringes of sweeping change

Kit de Waal: The Trick to Time review - In search of lost time

Review: The Trick to Time by Kit de Waal — the children who never lived

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My Name Is Leon

My Name Is Leon, moving story of racial injustice

An emotional pile-driver arrives on a wave of hype

A boy separated from his brother finds respite in an allotment community

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WHAT KIT SAYS

"Don’t dip your pen in someone else’s blood."

 

—  Kit de Waal, The Irish Times