Lloyd Shepherd

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Lloyd Shepherd is a former journalist and digital producer who has worked for the Guardian, Channel 4, the BBC and Yahoo. He lives in South London with his family. He is the author of The English Monster and The Poisoned Island.

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Books by this Author

The Detective and the Devil
Savage Magic
The Poisoned Island
The English Monster

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Shut up and deal with it

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Pet peeves

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. On a beach, lost in a book while enjoying a cool gin and tonic with my wife, while my children swim in the sea.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. A diplodocus

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. John Locke. I would thank him for the precision and enormity of his thinking, and I would then ask him how such an intellect could ever support the institution of human slavery.


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