Jamrach's Menagerie

Product Number: D1263
Released: 01 Dec, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781407493619
Narrator(s): Dave John
Publisher: W F Howes
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Description

"1857. Jaffy Brown is running along a street in London's East End when he comes face to face with an escaped circus animal. Rescued 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 Dutch East Indies. His journey will push faith, love and friendship to their utmost limits. 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 Indian Ocean: a gripping exploration of our relationship to the natural world and the wildness it contains."

Author(s): Carol Birch
Original Publish Date: 01 Dec, 2011

Professional reviews

"'One of the best stories I've ever read.' A. S. BYATT 'Riveting... Masterful... A teeming exhibition of the beautiful and the bizarre.' THE SUNDAY TIMES 'Magical... A sustained feat of imagination and diligent research.' THE DAILY MAIL"

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