Left Field

By David Wilson

A memoir from the co-founder of the charity War Child

Thursday, 25 June 2015

'David Wilson has lived a life & a half' - Sir Tom Stoppard

Left Field is now 100% funded and will be published by Unbound in 2016. Thank you to all those who have bought the book and helped get it to publication. If you haven't yet ordered a copy now is a good moment to do so. First print will be hardback with your name published in the book and is a good read, according to those quoted below! If you have bought a copy please don't stop there - but forward this information to your friends. Very brash of me, I know, but promotion work is tough and cruel!

NEWS: Russell Mills (Ian McEwan & Milan Kundera) has agreed to design the cover.

Brian Eno: "This is an excellent and inspiring book. David's stubborn and yet self-effacing commitment to his ideals carried him through many daunting situations, and his sense of humour kept him able to see the funny side."— Dorothy Byrne, Head of Channel 4 TV News and Documentaries: "What a life this man has led!"— Russell Mills: “You’ve done so much, achieved so much, that is for the good, the right, the just, that to be asked to undertake the cover design for you, which may be considered a minor thing in the great scheme of things, is for me a bloody major thing”.—Sir Tom Stoppard: "David Wilson has lived a life and a half … the broken world needed people like David then; it still does and always will."—David Hencke, former Guardian Westminster correspondent: "This is the work of a determined guy who is prepared to expose fraud and injustice wherever he finds it."—Eugene Skeef, percussionist and collaborator with Steve Biko in Black Consciousness Movement: "A must-read by my comrade and brother David Wilson. Please spread the word and encourage your friends to buy and read David's memoir.”—Orhan Maslo (Oha): "One of the key people of my life has finished his book and it will soon be out. There is a chapter that describes the times we spent together. What good times we had while giving spirit to the Pavarotti Music Centre. This steered me to who I am and what I do today. Thank you David"—Gianni Scotto, Assoc Professor, University of Florence: “I was so surprised to hear the most insightful and radical political analysis of the conflict speaking with you.”—Sebastian Balfour, Emeritus Professor, LSE: “A vivid account of a life fought for justice, full of indignation and tenderness.—Mandla Langa, author of The Lost Colours of the Chameleon, and winner of 2009 Commonwealth Prize: "David Wilson is a national treasure."—Ed Victor literary agency: “Your relationship with your elderly father is described in such beautiful style that it would not be out of place from a literary novel by an established and seasoned author. The same goes for your childhood years at boarding school ... The 'Balkan years', including the bits where you fall in love with a Croat and the adventures of the mobile bakery could be from a historical thriller. The whole 'War Child' section could be an expose about the problems and hidden lives of charities, especially when they become powerful.”

Brian Eno interview: http://ow.ly/JI8jx


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