Jacky Donovan
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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.

EDITORIAL REVIEWS:

"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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Best Sellers

    • Simon Ships Out

    • How One Brave, Stray Cat Became a Worldwide Hero: Based on a True Story
    • By: Jacky Donovan
    • Narrated by: Stevie Zimmerman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    When Simon, an orphaned young cat, is smuggled on board HMS Amethyst, his simple life amidst the streets of Hong Kong is transformed into an adventure fit for heroes....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating historical story beautifully read

    • By Maya on 09-24-15

    Regular price: $19.95

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