'It had happened again. Dad had shouted and yelled, thrown things and smashed things up. And then he had quietly cleaned everything away'. Leo's dad has changed. Since Mum died, his drinking is worse and now he's a different person, someone Leo doesn't recognize. The truth is that Leo is covering up for him and when things get bad Leo escapes into his own head, pretending everything's OK. Things need to change, but what can Leo do? No one understands, except maybe his friend Flora. Leo wants his old dad back so they can be happy again - because Dad is all he has left...
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David Yelland was born in Harrogate, Yorkshire. He has worked in journalism for many years and was Editor of The Sun from 1998 to 2003. In 2007, he was appointed a Life Patron of the NSPCC. He lives in London with his son, Max.Review:
written in an accessible, unpatronising style...a brave lifting of the lid on a subject that remains shrouded in shame -- Katie Bell Evening Standard ****...a novel which has pace, charm and integrity...I'd recommend it to anyone -- Viv Groskop The Telegraph extremely well written Irish Times
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Book Description Puffin, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0141330031