My Name is Leon by Kit de Waal

My Name is Leon was chosen as the 2017 KU Big Read this April. Special edition copies of the book will be sent out to all accepted new students (undergraduate and postgraduate) at their registered address in the UK or abroad between July and September this year. There are three dates throughout this period when we send these out so there may be a delay in receiving your copy if you accepted your place after one of these dates.

Copies will also be available on campus from July, throughout the academic year, for staff, current students and those who perhaps didn’t receive a copy at home to collect at their leisure.

"That was a blast! How amazing that a book can bring us all together and generate such excitement."
Mark Carew, Associate Professor, Physiology and Pharmacology

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