The Reluctant Cannibals (Paperback)

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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.

About the Author

It was whilst studying medicine at Oxford University that Ian developed a fascination with all things culinary. Ian has travelled around the world twice and sampled many of the world’s strangest foods en-route. He is a long term member of the Slow Food Movement in Ireland, a collector of old culinary-related books and an avid cook and wine collector. Ian now works as a consultant eye surgeon in Dublin, where he has lived for over 10 years.

Praise For…

"A deliciously dark academic comedy."—Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9781909593596
ISBN-10: 1909593591
Publisher: Legend Press
Publication Date: October 1st, 2013
Pages: 256
Language: English