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Jamrach's menagerie

Author: Carol Birch
Publisher: Edinburgh ; New York : Canongate, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Jaffy Brown is running through the London backstreets when he comes face to face with the escaped circus animal. His life is transformed by the encounter. Plucked from the jaws of death by Mr Jamrach, the two strike up a friendship. Before he knows it, Jaffy finds himself on board a ship bound for the South Seas.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Birch
ISBN: 9781847676566 1847676561 9781847676573 184767657X
OCLC Number: 663446126
Awards: Shortlisted for Galaxy National Book Awards: Waterstone's UK Author of the Year 2011.
Shortlisted for Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2011.
Description: 348 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Carol Birch.

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'Put Moby Dick, Treasure Island and The Rime of the Ancient Mariner into a pot, add a pinch of Dickens, and you will get the flavour of Carol Birch's hugely entertaining novel.' Mail on Sunday  Read more...

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An imaginative tour-de-force encompassing the sights and smells of 19th-century London and the wild sea... Gripping, superbly written and a delight. * Times * Riveting. Birch is masterful at evoking Read more...

 
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