The Reluctant Cannibals

The Reluctant Cannibals

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'A truly compelling read with a shocking climax. Well written and incredibly descriptive, the author of this particular work has clearly done homework about the field of gastronomy to produce a wonderful and memorable read.' Publishers Weekly

'I was going to say a brilliant debut novel, but it needs no qualification. A brilliant novel, full stop.' Paula Leyden

When a group of food-obsessed academics at Oxford University form a secret dining society, they happily devote themselves to investigating exotic and forgotten culinary treasures. Until a dish is suggested that takes them all by surprise.

Professor Arthur Plantagenet has been told he has a serious heart problem and decides that his death should not be in vain. He sets out his bizarre plan in a will, that on his death, tests the loyalty of his closest friends, the remaining members of this exclusive dining society.

A dead Japanese diplomat, police arrests and charges of grave robbing. These are just some of the challenges these culinary explorers must overcome in tackling gastronomy's ultimate taboo: cannibalism.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 30.48mm | 371g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1909593591
  • 9781909593596
  • 173,870

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"A deliciously dark academic comedy."--Library Journal
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About Ian Flitcroft

Ian Flitcroft is an eye surgeon, a contributor to New Scientist Magazine, and the author of an award-winning blog which was made into the acclaimed graphic novel Journey by Starlight. He was shortlisted for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award and won the Irish Writers' Centre Novel Fair Award for The Reluctant Cannibals. He is a long term member of the Slow Food Movement in Ireland.
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191 ratings
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3 26% (50)
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