'Jan Bondeson is an extremely engaging and reliable storyteller, with a keen sense of humour' --The Guardian
About the Author
Jan Bondeson is a senior lecturer and consultant rheumatologist at Cardiff University. His many critically acclaimed books include ANIMAL FREAKS ('Delightful' ALI SMITH, 'Animal magic' TLS), FREAKS: THE PIG-FACED LADY OF MANCHESTER SQUARE & OTHER MEDICAL MARVELS ('Bizarre' THE MAIL ON SUNDAY, 'Well written and superbly illustrated' THE FINANCIAL TIMES), CABINET OF MEDICAL CURIOSITIES, THE LONDON MONSTER ('Gripping... an 18th-century detective story of the most piquant kind' THE GUARDIAN) and the best-selling BURIED ALIVE: THE TERRIFYING HISTORY OF OUR MOST PRIMAL FEAR ('A little masterpiece of social history' THE MAIL ON SUNDAY, 'A wonderful book' THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH). He lives in Newport in Wales.