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Giraffe

Author: J M Ledgard
Publisher: London : Jonathan Cape, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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If purely fiction Giraffe would be a tragic story, sure to touch our hearts. However, the knowledge that it is based upon an actual incident serves to make Ledgard's strong narrative even more lamentable. This listener was not only saddened but incensed. On a mild spring day in a small Czechoslovakian town 49 giraffes held in captivity were shot and dismembered. This was the largest herd of giraffes ever confined;  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ledgard, J.M.
Giraffe.
London : Jonathan Cape, 2006
(OCoLC)891666408
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J M Ledgard
ISBN: 0224076892 9780224076890
OCLC Number: 62474805
Description: 328 p. ; 23 cm.
Responsibility: by J. M. Ledgard.
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Tells the story of the giraffes, from the moment of their capture in Africa to their deaths far away behind the Iron Curtain. This book is about strangeness, about creatures that are alien, silent,  Read more...

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