Staff profile

Lesley Heal

Book Notes Administrator 

Lesley began her time at BDS with a (literal) bang — her first day in the office being the day of the infamous February 2011 Canterbury Earthquake. Fortunately that didn’t scare her off and since then she has had a hand in many aspects of the BDS operation. Today her main role involves working closely with Lisa, the book notes coordinator, to proof and lay up book notes for printing.

Already in a book group when she joined the BDS team, Lesley has been reading widely and enjoying the benefits of book club since 2006. She particularly enjoys character-driven fiction such as American Dirt and Mornings in Jenin and is also drawn to compelling true tales, like Forty Autumns.

Lesley's staff picks

Mornings in Jenin
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The Tally Stick
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