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Product Details

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Black Swan (September 14, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0552774235
  • ISBN-13: 978-0552774239
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.9 x 7.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,256,475 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Sean Longley is a marvellous new talent. The Hartlepool Monkey had me gripped from beginning to end" Amanda Foreman, author of GEORGIANA, DUCHESS OF DEVONSHIRE "A sparkling debut...The possibilities for humour are obvious, but what impresses is the way the author has latched on to its serious potential. A beautifully told tale" Mail on Sunday "An imaginative first novel...comic and irreverent" The Times "This historical incident is rich material for a novel, and Longley attacks his subject with relish...Longley's period detail is spot-on, his style vivacious." Guardian "Full of period colour, racy incident and simian heroism, it's hard to see how a reader could fail to be thrilled" Independent on Sunday --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Sean Longley is a one guinea brief. He lives in South London with his family.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By G. Stahl on August 12, 2010
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`The Hartlepool Monkey' is a vastly entertaining read filled with a lot of wit. Longley successfully overcomes many potential pitfalls (largely satirical characters, 18th Century diction, striking the right tone, etc) to weave an entertaining story (told through three diverse perspectives: a doctor, an upscale prostitute and a `one-guinea brief') regarding a (possible?) monkey spy. Really what I enjoyed most was the humour which was caustic and wry... Definitely hang in there for the rousing courtroom climax which will have you laughing aloud (Longley, a real-life lawyer, really lets his sly sense of humour shine here)...
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