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Jamrach's Menagerie by Carol Birch

Jamrach's Menagerie by Carol Birch
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Author:  Carol Birch

ISBN:  9781847676566

Weight:  990g

Signed and dated first edition, first print PAPERBACK ORIGINAL

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Jamrach’s Menagerie – Carol Birch

“I was born twice.  First in a wooden room that jutted out over the black water of the Thames, and then again eight years later in the Highway, when the tiger took me in his mouth and everything truly began.”

It is London, 1857. Jaffy Brown is running through the squalid London backstreets when he comes face to face with the escaped circus animal.  His young life is transformed by the encounter.  Plucked from the jaws of death by Mr Jamrach – explorer, entrepreneur and collector of the world’s strangest creatures – the two strike up a friendship.

Before he knows it, Jaffy finds himself on board a ship bound for the South Seas.  His job is to be the keeper of the animals they hope to find and bring back alive.  So begins an extraordinary voyage.  Jaffy’s journey – if he survives it – will push faith, love and friendship to their utmost limits.

Brilliantly written and utterly spellbinding, Carol Birch’s epic novel brings alive the smells, sights and flavours of the nineteenth century, from the docks of London to the storms of the South Seas.  This is a great salty historical adventure, and a fascinating exploration of our relationship to the natural world and the wilderness it contains.

Collectors Notes

  • This edition with the ‘Tiger’ cover designed by Jonathan Gray (‘gray318’), is the true first edition, first printing.
  • Jamrach’s Menagerie was shortlisted for the 2011 Man Booker Prize and this book comes with a ticket and signed brochure from a Lancaster Litfest event held the day after the 2011 award ceremony (19 Oct).

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