Jacky Donovan

Jacky Donovan

Jacky Donovan might not have nine lives, but she does have a few. Bored with being a 'Stepford' housewife in Southampton, Jacky packed her bags and headed to London then Gran Canaria over a decade ago. She's now an established memoir author and, more importantly, curious about heroic pets. Her latest books, "Simon Ships Out" and "Smoky" -- the memoirs of the world's first celebrity cat and dog respectively -- are Amazon No.1 bestsellers, whilst her erotic and humorous personal memoir, "Smart as a Whip", is a captivating bestseller for adults.

In between her writing she has recently trekked to see Mount Everest, tandem jumped from a tiny plane, been on Canarian TV due to her crazy long fingernails, run a lesbian dining club, escaped from a yoga holiday in a dinghy, and regularly does charity work for Breast Cancer and Gay Pride. She currently spends her time between backpacking the world and her home in Gran Canaria.


"Action packed read, rich in detail, harrowing in places, heart-warming in others, and with a beautiful ending." -- Sheila Jeffries, author of bestseller 'Solomon's Tale'.
"An extraordinary reimagining." - Cat World Magazine.
"A real pleasure for a cat lover." -- Celia Haddon, author of bestseller 'Tilly, the ugliest cat' and numerous animal books.
"The sweet captivating bond between a cat, a dog, and men meets adventure, suspense, and history--all told from the perspective of a cat. Brilliant. Jacky Donovan brings WWII history alive for animal lovers and history buffs. Jacky Donovan tells a tale like no other." -- Cinda Adams Brooks, author of "Heartprints of Africa"
"Well-paced, filled with information, humour and lots of drama. A definite page turner that will appeal to a wide age range of readers interested in animal adventure books, with a bit of a twist. One thing's for sure though, if you read this book - you'll need some tissues handy." -- Beth Haslam, author of "Fat Dogs and French Estates" series
"A truly wonderful book for all ages and another feather in the colorful hat of Jacky Donovan. Highly recommended." -- Grady Harp, Amazon Vine Voice / Top 100 reviewer.
"A true celebrity cat - a stray who helped save the crew of a warship and whose story captured the hearts of a nation." -- Sunday People.
"Delightful new novel." -- Sunday Express.
"His quirky narrative should entertain and delight anyone who loves cats." -- Portsmouth Local.
"Such a sweet tale." -- Newcastle Chronicle.
"Wonderful to see Jacky's book bringing the story to life." -- Local London.

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