Leander Deeny’s Phantasmagoria

Leander Deeny’s Phantasmagoria


Came across this book the other day and was totally blown away, its Gothic blunt and witty approach had me gripped from the start to finish. Its like a hormonal love child of Roald Dahl and Tim Burton.

The story starts with a strange almost disclaimer if you will to murder, not just any murder, but that of your parents..


Im not touching that with a 50ft barge poll. So i’ll let Leander do the honors.

Hazel, the heroine of the story, travels to her Aunt’s country house for a holiday. Her Aunt is bitter, angry and rude, so Hazel expects her stay to be a nightmare – little does she expect, though, that there are actual nightmares living in the garden. These creatures – scary amalgams of different animals such as gorillas and leopards – haunt her Aunt every night in her dreams with horrific scenarios. Much to her surprise Hazel is drawn into their world of creating and rehearsing these nightmares.

With her new social circle consisting of gorillas crossed with leopards, pythons crossed with porcupines, ducks who smoke cigarettes, wooden-headed dogs and murderers and lunatics Hazel finds herself exploring the scariest depths of the unknown and learns a useful lesson along the way about the nature of friendship. The lively, exciting and fast-paced narrative and quick humour makes this book an addictive read.

Leander Deeny was born in New York, to Irish parents, on December 2nd 1980.

He was educated at St Hugh’s Preparatory School, Bishop Wordsworth Grammar School, Oxford University (Lincoln College), and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, which he left in 2006 – since which time several people have actually paid him to act. In between acting, he has worked as a childrens’ entertainer, a receptionist, and a flyerererer.

At Oxford he was President of the Oxford Revue, editor of Isis Magazine, a deeply ineffectual member of OUDS (Oxford University Drama Society), and a columnist for the Cherwell. He got a 2:1.

Between the ages of 4 and 5 he refused to leave the house unless dressed as a jockey.
He likes whisky, cookery, rock and roll, and falconry. He lives in Peckham. He is five foot seven.
Which is the same height as Tom Cruise. But much taller than Prince. In your face, Prince!

PS – not really, Prince rules – he can be whatever height he pleases.

Leander Deeny also works as an actor. He graduated from LAMDA in 2006. He is represented by Roxane Vacca Management.

Here’s the website attached to the book for furthur details www.leanderdeeny.com

Here’s some reviews of  Leander’s first book, Hazel’s Phantasmagoria:




I’m really looking forward to reading more of Leander’s work.


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