Rebekah wade born 27 may 1968 in cheshire, england is a british journalist and newspaper editor. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading the truth about leo. Red snow larraine susan harrison 9781788031189 netgalley. The truth about leo ebook written by david yelland. Like the drunken father in the story, he too has had a wife who died of cancer leaving a young son behind. He advises across a number of sectors including consumer industries, media and crisis management. David yelland brunswick group, undated, accessed 20 october 2014 khidr suleman former brunswick executive and sun editor david yelland opens advisory agency pr week, 6 may 2015, accessed 6 may 2015. The truth about leo by david yelland books the guardian. Discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that delivers new books every 1, 2, or 3 months new customers receive 15% off your. In 2007, he was appointed a life patron of the nspcc. Redorange boards with black lettering to spine, minimal shelf wear. The truth about leo by david yelland is published by penguin, priced 6. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read the truth about leo.
When the former sun editor david yelland announced that he had had a chronic drink problem for years, even the most jaded of fleet street types were shocked. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Exsun editor writes childrens book about his alcohol. He also has a new relationship his wife died tania of cancer in 2006 and a much talkedabout childrens book, the truth about leo, just published. Living with an alcoholic dad, the violence, the emotional and social deprivations and the theatrical pretence that has to be maintained that all is as it should be, are at the core of this deeply moving novel from the former editor of the sun. Explore books by david yelland with our selection at. Kissandtell on alcoholism the evening standard london. David yelland founder kitchen table partners linkedin.
Leo wants his old dad back so they can be happy again. Many more children are dealing with alcoholic parents than we care to imagine. This was one of the most heartwrenching and powerful books i have ever read. The truth about leo, by david yelland, tells the story of a 10yearold boy watching his father struggle with alcoholism alison flood tue 10 nov. Book awards book club selections books by author books by series coming soon kids books new releases teens books this months biggest new releases. Two weeks ago the truth about leo was published at last.
Comparable to suzanne lafleurs love aubrey and david yelland s the truth about leo, larraines debut book will appeal to readers aged 911 years who enjoy mysteries, as well as to charities and organisations raising awareness about mental health. It is, he tells us, the story of what might have happened to me and my son if i hadnt stopped drinking alcohol. View david yellands profile on linkedin, the worlds largest professional community. Click and collect from your local waterstones or get free uk delivery on orders over. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. The best mischief and mayhem the twits by roald dahl. These bare facts about which yelland is publicly candid elicit conflicting responses, as does this, his first book for children, which is quasiautobiographical, heartfelt and expiatory. Simply written, this is the story of leo in his last year at primary school, missing his mother who died a couple of years ago from cancer and coping on a day to day basis with his alcoholic father. Oct 17, 2015 view david yellands profile on linkedin, the worlds largest professional community. Author david yelland s complete list of books and series in order, with the latest releases, covers, descriptions and availability. The truth about leo ebook por david yelland 9780141947273. The truth about leo is a sobering tale about alcoholism. The truth about leo by david yelland penguin books new. Dad had shouted and yelled, thrown things and smashed things up.
The truth about leo by david yelland fantastic fiction. Kindle edition see all 2 formats and editions hide other formats and editions. Since mum died, his drinking is worse and now hes a different person, someone leo doesnt recognize. The truth about leo kindle edition by david yelland author format. The truth about leo, by david yelland the independent. Leo is at primary school, but the book itself is a proper novel and is going to be read by tweens, teens and adults. David yelland label from public data source wikidata sources found. His career in the media includes 14 years at news corporation in new york and london including the roles of business editor then deputy edi.
Buy by david yelland the truth about leo by david yelland isbn. In the truth about leo, david yelland has an astonishing ability to put himself in leo s shoes. The puffin top 70 childrens books mumtourage community blog. Nov 10, 2009 the truth about leo, by david yelland, tells the story of a 10yearold boy watching his father struggle with alcoholism alison flood tue 10 nov 2009 06. The truth about leo by david yelland nook book ebook. The truth about leo by david yelland penguin, pounds sterling6. David yelland actor born 1947, english actor david yelland journalist born 1963, english journalist and newspaper editor this disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same personal name. The truth about leo by david yelland 97801430037paperback.
The truth about leo by david yelland overdrive rakuten. She continued to beam up at leofor about three seconds, after which time shrieking and arm waving commenced, propitiated by the cats leap from her arms, directly onto galahads neck. The truth about leo is aimed at older children and young adult readers, but can very easily cross over to adult reading. Read the truth about leo by david yelland available from rakuten kobo. Review of the truth about leo by books for keeps 4 stars. It makes one feel very humble to realise that children know so much more than we give them credit for, and to realise that covering up for an adult is a difficult weight to bear. He has worked in journalism for many years and was editor of the sun from 1998 to 2003. Lee the truth about leo por david yelland disponible en rakuten kobo. Editor of the sun from 1998 to 2003, during which time he was drinking up to four bottles of chardonnay a day, david yelland knows about alcoholism and now wants the rest of the world to know. This week yelland publishes his debut novel, the truth about leo, a painfully honest crossover book for children and adults about a 10yearold boy whose mother has died and whose father is a. The truth is that leo is covering up for him and when things get bad leo escapes into his own head, pretending everythings ok. Leo wants his old dad back so they can be happy again because dad is all he has left. Buy the truth about leo by david yelland from waterstones today.
I felt so much pain for this little boy whose life was completely miserable, i just wanted to reach out and hug him. See the complete profile on linkedin and discover davids connections and jobs at similar companies. The adults and older teens wont mind, but children generally like their central characters a year or two older than themselves. The truth about leo by david yelland penguin books new zealand.
Viv groskop welcomes former sun editor david yellands book, the truth about leo, which hopes to warn children of the dangers of alcohol. The best to cuddle up with the very hungry caterpillar by eric carle. Drawing on the experience of his alcoholism and recovery, david yelland, exeditor of the sun, tells a story of integrity about the disease. How can he risk losing his dad now hes all leos got left. The truth about leo kindle edition by yelland, david. Truth about leo,the paperback may 25, 2010 by david yelland author. David yelland born 14 may 1963 is a former journalist and editor of the sun and founder of kitchen table partners, a specialist public relations and communications company in london, which he formed in 2015 after leaving the brunswick group llp. Yelland has written a childrens novel about a 10yearold who tries to hide his fathers alcoholism, titled the truth about leo, 12 which was published by penguin books in april 2010. His horse was many thingsbrave, stalwart, and at times, downright stubbornbut when faced with four sets of claws digging into his neck, he protested. David yelland is the author of the truth about leo 3.234 1124 786 1274 305 1253 785 278 700 905 1388 818 1058 171 1527 1049 228 811 580 599 1452 427 1484 1283 1354 769 889 416 626 672 1429 47 1304 411 566