Publication Date: December 2003
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Her ten-year-old daughter, Isabel Adomakoh Young contributed plot and character details, some of which mirror her own life like Charlie, the hero of "Lionboy" Isabel is the child of an English woman and an African man and, also like Charlie, she suffers asthma.
The pen name Zizou Corder comes from Isabel's pet lizard, Zizu. They all live together in London.
Originally from Wiltshire, England, award-winning narrator SIMON JONES is perhaps most often recognized as 'Arthur Dent' in "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" (both radio and TV versions) or as 'Bridey' in the classic TV mini-series ""Brideshead Revisited"".
He has been seen in such films as "Privates in Parade, Brazil, 12 Monkeys, Miracle on 34th Street" (remake), and "Devil's Own"; most recently on TV as a judge in "OZ" and as 'C.S. Lewis' in PBS's "A Question of God; "and regularly on stage, including 10 major roles on Broadway. In 2004 his audio book narrations won him "AudioFile" magazine's "Golden Voice" award, and "Publisher's Weekly ""Narrator of the Year."