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Not Forgetting the Whale

A heart-warming summer read set in Cornwall
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400 pages
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Cover TextIf you were looking for the perfect escape, where would you go? This is the heartwarming story of one man who has given up hope and the village that gives it back to him.
When a young man washes up, naked, on the sands of St Piran in Cornwall, he is quickly rescued by the villagers. From the retired village doctor and the beachcomber, to the priest's flirtatious wife and the romantic novelist, they take this lost soul into their midst. But what the villagers don't know is that Joe Haak is a city analyst who has fled London, fearing he may - inadvertently - have caused a global financial collapse.
But is the end of the world really nigh? And what of the whale that lurks in the bay? Intimate, funny and heart-warming, Not Forgetting the Whale is a story about community, the best and worst in our nature, and the search for a place to call home.
'Fun, uplifting, charming' Financial Times
'A warm-hearted book crammed with ideas . . . very, very good' Emerald Street
'A tremendously enjoyable book' Independent on Sunday
Additional textThis book achieves what should be impossible: a heart-warming dystopia. Forget everything you know about apocalypses. This novel, set in Cornwall, will restore your faith in humanity.
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ISBN/GTIN978-1-78022-798-6
Product TypePaperback
BindingPaperback
FormatB-format paperback
Publishing year2015
Publishing date15/09/2015
Pages400 pages
LanguageEnglish
SizeWidth 128 mm, Height 196 mm, Thickness 26 mm
Weight266 g
Article no.21603859
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PrefaceFrom the author of THE NOTABLE BRAIN OF MAXIMILIAN PONDER and THE COINCIDENCE AUTHORITY, a book about humanity, love . . . and a whale. Includes reading-group notes.

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Ironmonger, John
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 Pds. 100 banger. He lives in rural Shropshire with his wife Sue and has two grown-up children. Follow him on Twitter @jwironmonger or visit his website http://notablebrain.blogspot.co.uk.