The Lion Tamer Who Lost

The Lion Tamer Who Lost

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Be careful what you wish for...

Long ago, Andrew made a childhood wish, and kept it in a silver box. When it finally comes true, he wishes he hadn't...
Long ago, Ben made a promise and he had a dream: to travel to Africa to volunteer at a lion reserve. When he finally makes it, it isn't for the reasons he imagined...
Ben and Andrew keep meeting in unexpected places, and the intense relationship that develops seems to be guided by fate. Or is it?
What if the very thing that draws them together is tainted by past secrets that threaten everything?
A dark, consuming drama that shifts from Zimbabwe to England, and then back into the past, The Lion Tamer Who Lost is also a devastatingly beautiful love story, with a tragic heart...


`A stirring novel, beautifully written, reminiscent of the early work of Maggie O'Farrell' Irish Times

`Fans of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine will love it' Red

`Quirky, darkly comic, heartfelt and original' Sunday Mirror

`This achingly sad story has wonderful characters, including the spiky, sweary Catherine' Sunday People

`A beautiful and compassionate read' Prima

`Fans of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine will love it' Red
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Product details

  • Paperback | 300 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 27.94mm | 317.51g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • None
  • 1912374293
  • 9781912374298
  • 589,642

Review quote

"Quirky, darkly comic, heartfelt and original." --Sunday Mirror "A stirring novel, beautifully written, reminiscent of the early work of Maggie O'Farrell." --Irish Times "This achingly sad story has wonderful characters, including the spiky, sweary Catherine." --Sunday People "Really got under my skin as a beautiful portrait of love, loss and longing." --Claire Allan, author, Her Name Was Rose "A beautiful and compassionate read." --Prima "In its surprising turns and lovely particulars, The Lion Tamer Who Lost is a beautiful text." --ForeWord
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About Louise Beech

Louise Beech is an exceptional literary talent, whose debut novel How To Be Brave was a Guardian Reader's Choice in 2015. The sequel, The Mountain in My Shoe was shortlisted for the Not the Booker Prize. Her third book, Maria in the Moon was widely reviewed and critically acclaimed. Her short fiction has won the Glass Woman Prize, the Eric Hoffer Award for Prose, and the Aesthetica Creative competition, as well as shortlisting for the Bridport Prize twice. Louise is currently writing her next book. She lives with her husband and children on the outskirts of Hull - the UK's 2017 City of Culture - and loves her job as Front of House Usher at Hull Truck Theatre, where her first play was performed in 2012.
Follow Louise on Twitter @LouiseWriter and visit her website: louisebeech.co.uk.
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Rating details

459 ratings
4.41 out of 5 stars
5 56% (258)
4 32% (149)
3 9% (40)
2 2% (9)
1 1% (3)
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