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John Ironmonger was born and grew up in East Africa. He has a doctorate in zoology, and was once an expert on freshwater leeches. He is the author of THE GOOD ZOO GUIDE and the novels, THE NOTABLE BRAIN OF MAXIMILIAN PONDER, which was shortlisted for the 2012 Costa First Novel Prize and the Guardian's Not the Booker Prize, and THE COINCIDENCE AUTHORITY. He was part of a world record team for speed reading Shakespeare, and once drove across the Sahara in a GBP100 banger. He lives in rural Shropshire with his wife, Sue, and has two grown-up children. @jwironmonger http://notablebrain.blogspot.co.uk/

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Featured Books, with extracts, by John Ironmonger

Not Forgetting the Whale by John Ironmonger
Not Forgetting the Whale
John Ironmonger
A charming and startlingly different account of a city banker whose discovery so distresses him that he flees the high life for isolated Cornwall. The villagers embrace him and we learn of his fears as he attempts to prepare them...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/02/2015

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