The power of words: Ian Clayton celebrates his daughter’s life on World Book Day

It is the saddest story a man can ever tell – the death of his young daughter.
Ian Clayton, who describes himself as a storyteller, writer, broadcaster and performer, has done just that in his new book Our Billie. It tells of how he lost one of his twins, aged nine, in a canoeing accident in 2006 and how he was able to save her brother, Edward, from fast-flowing water of the river at Hay-on-Wye, Powys, Wales.
Ian will be reading from and signing copies of his new book at an event on Friday, April 23, held by unionlearn, the TUC’s learning and training organisation, at the LOGIK Centre, Leeds University, to celebrate World Book and Copyright Day. The day is a worldwide celebration and tribute to authors and books and aims to encourage people to discover the pleasure of reading.