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    The story of a man who had given up hope....and the village that gave it back to him.

    When a young City trader, Joe, washes up on the sands of St Piran in Cornwall, warning of a deadly pandemic virus and a financial apocalypse, he is rescued by the villagers and given a home.

    From the retired village doctor and the beachcomber, to the priest's wife and the flamboyant romantic novelist, they take this lost soul into their midst. The village, Joe tells them, must store up food, and isolate themselves to stay safe.

    But are Joe's fears unfounded? Why has Joe fled the city for St Piran? And what of the whale that lurks in the bay?

    Intimate, funny and heart-warming, Not Forgetting the Whale is a story about a community reacting to a deadly threat, about the best and worst in our nature - and the search for a place to call home.

    ©2015 John Ironmonger (P)2015 Orion Publishing Group

    Kritikerstimmen

    "Forget everything you know about apocalypses: this novel, set in Cornwall, will restore your faith in humanity." (Elle UK)

    "A gentle and uplifting tale of warding off apocalypse in a remote corner of Cornwall." (Financial Times)

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    The story is compelling and true in a philosopical way. The caracters are warm richly described and funny.
    A novel about live.

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    Lange nicht mehr solch ein gutes Buch gehört. Der Sprecher DAVID Thorpe ist fantastisch. Es ist ein Genuss, ihm zuzuhören.

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    A little patience at the beginning was rewarded

    I struggled a little at the beginning of the story (there are a lot of characters and different time lines), but I ended up enjoying the audiobook. Once you can distinguish the different characters they start to grow on you. I especially liked the teacher and the novel writer.
    As to the story: I don't want to go into too much detail as to the content, except to say that there are several parallels to the current corona crisis. So if you like catastrophic scenarios and the positive effect social cooperation/selfless acts can have on people/communities, this could be a book for you... If you want to escape the current pandemic this book might be to close to reality.