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Hardback 336 Pages / Published: 29/01/2008
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When Simon Legris, a physician from Paris, returns from an expedition to Africa, he brings home a monkey that understands human speech and names him Jacques LeSinge. Utterly devoted to him, Jacques becomes his servant. While in the service of an ailing marquis, Legris receives some shattering hews - Jacques has been accused of molesting the aristocrat's wife and has been dismissed in disgrace. After an audacious French Revolutionary plot goes wrong, Jacques stands in the dock in Hartlepool accused of espionage. Warrens, a lowly 'one-guinea brief' barrister, stands to defend him. In the greatest challenge of his career, he mounts a defence that asks: what makes a man? A demonically witty digest of all things eighteenth-century, this is an eccentric and hugely entertaining debut.

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780385612531
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 572 g
Dimensions: 241 x 161 x 31 mm

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“The Hartlepool Monkey”

A really enjoyable and entertaining first novel. I first came across the story of the Hartleool monkey in Hartlepool when I was 19 and it has fascinated me ever since. To be provided with such an entertaining... More

Hardback edition
26th September 2008
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“The Hartlepool Monkey”

A really enjoyable and entertaining first novel. I first came across the story of the Hartleool monkey in Hartlepool when I was 19 and it has fascinated me ever since. To be provided with such an entertaining... More

Hardback edition
26th September 2008
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“The Hartlepool Monkey”

In his marvelous book Mr Longley creates an eddifying panorama of late 18th century chaos and excess. He then takes up a sharp stick and prods at humanitie's vital juices. These stirings have produced a work of... More

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20th March 2008
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