Shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award 2012
A man trying to record every memory he’s ever had; a woman whose life is filled with coincidences that are off the scale; and – according to Elle magazine – an impossible feat, “a heart-warming dystopia”, John Ironmonger’s three novels reveal him to be one of the most beguiling writers working today.
John was born in Nairobi, Kenya, and studied as a Zoologist at Nottingham and Liverpool universities. His PhD thesis was a riveting study on the ecology of freshwater leeches. He lectured for a short while before taking up a career in healthcare computing in the UK.
His wife Sue is a former RSPCA farm assessor and former council member of Chester Zoo. The couple believe they may be the only living Europeans to have seen a Javan rhino with a calf. They live in the north west of England, have two children and now two grand children.
Books by John Ironmonger
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