The Reluctant Cannibals
A darkly humorous exploration of how a complete devotion to food can have unforeseen and shocking consequences 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... show more
A darkly humorous exploration of how a complete devotion to food can have unforeseen and shocking consequences
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 are just some of the challenges these culinary explorers must overcome in tackling gastronomy’s ultimate taboo: cannibalism.
Publish date: 01-10-2013
Publisher: Legend Press Ltd
Pages no: 381
Edition language: English
netgalley Constitution of the Shadow Faculty of Gastronomic ScienceHerein lie the immutable rules of the Shadow Faculty of Gastronomic Science:Rule OneAll members must be fellows of St Jerome’s College, Oxford.Rule TwoAll members must ascribe to the gastronomic principles pronounced by Jean Anth...
4 ½ Stars Netgalley review. Here’s the thing. I’m not a food person. Never liked eating much and most of the time it bores me. I also couldn’t care less about wine. I’m the child of an alcoholic and therefore have no interest in drinking wine. That being said, this book is crazy good, even if y...
The Reluctant Cannibals is a delicious tale dripping with gallows humor and British wit. It’s the zany story of Oxford intelligentsia who devote themselves to the gastronomical pursuit of sampling exotic and exquisite cuisine. While academics consuming new foods may seem like a dry topic for a novel...
Coming 1st OctoberShortlisted for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel AwardIrish Writers' Centre Novel Fair Award WinnerThank you to Legend, the author and Netgalley. So here is a book I would not have looked at twice if it wasnt coming from the amazing Legend Press who have yet to bring me a book I have ...