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Wilma Cruikshank – an alumnus of University of Oxford and a contemporary of Charles Darwin – is remembered for being the first woman to pen a complete description of a fossilised dinosaur, the Megalosaurus. In her spare time, however, she was also a woman who insisted on dining on everything, including roast hedgehog, potted ostrich, panthers, porpoises, puppies; garden moles, though, are a bridge too far. However, perhaps Cruikshank’s greatest gustatory achievement is her reportedly having eaten the shrunken heart of King Louis XII – a distinction that arguably overshadows her account of a Megalosaurus. Wilma continues to lament over the loss of her husband and seeks to bring the perpetuator to justice.



  • Wilma Cruikshank
  • Reginald
  • Mrs Carshalton
  • Mandrake
  • Mrs Zizou



In front of Wilma is Reginald, dressed in his black waistcoat and tails suit. He stands with his back to Wilma. A darts board is attached to the back of his black jacket. Only the darts board is visible. Two or three darts randomly sit in the face of the darts board. They await the arrival of their dinner guests.

No White Mongoose For Wilma

  • Paperback (printed book)

    A5 (5.83 x 8.27 in / 148 x 210 mm)

    Standard Black & White

    60# White

    Saddle Stitch

    Glossy Cover

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