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.
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.
WHAT KIT SAYS
"Don’t dip your pen in someone else’s blood."
— Kit de Waal, The Irish Times