Jamrach"s menagerie

a novel
  • 295 Pages
  • 4.88 MB
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  • English
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Doubleday , New York
Boys, Survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks, Male friendship, Whaling, Sailors, Exotic animals, Fi
Statementby Carol Birch
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR6052.I785 J36 2011
The Physical Object
Pagination295 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24903016M
ISBN 139780385534406
LC Control Number2010038082

Jamrach's Menagerie is the tale of a boy from Jamrachs menagerie book, South London, who comes into contact with a man who sells exotic animals after one of his tiger's escapes and nearly swallows the boy whole. Soon he's I believe everyone should give a book a chance/5. Jamrach's Menagerie is a book full of wonder.

It is the tale of Jaffy, a poor English boy who first finds work for an exotic animal wholesaler and then takes to the sea on an expedition to find a dragon.

At its heart, a simple adventure story. Yet Birch's masterful use of language and pacing make it so much more than this/5(). Jamrach's Menagerie is a book full of wonder.

It is the tale of Jaffy, a poor English boy who first finds work for an exotic animal wholesaler and then takes to the sea on an expedition to find a dragon.

At its heart, a simple adventure story. Yet Birch's masterful use of language and pacing make it so much more than this.4/5(). Jamrach's Menagerie [Carol Birch] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Young Jaffy Brown never expects to escape the slums of Victorian London.

Then, aged eight, a chance encounter with Mr Jamrach changes Jaffy's stars. And before he knows it/5(). Jamrach's Menagerie is a book full of wonder. It is the tale of Jaffy, a poor English boy who first finds work for an exotic animal wholesaler and then takes to the sea on an expedition to find a dragon.

At its heart, a simple adventure story. Yet Birch's masterful use of language and pacing make it so much more than this/5(). Jamrachs Menagerie by Carol Birch SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE Young Jaffy Brown never expects to escape the slums of Victorian London. Then, aged eight, a chance encounter with Mr Jamrach changes Jaffy's stars.

And before he knows it, he finds himself at the docks waving goodbye to his beloved Ishbel and boarding a ship bound for the Indian.

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Charles Jamrach (born Johann Christian Carl Jamrach; March – 6 September ) was a leading dealer in wildlife, birds and shells in 19th-century owned an exotic pet store on the Ratcliffe Highway in east London — at the time the largest such shop in the world.

Jamrach's nearest rival was Edward Cross, who ran a menagerie at Exeter Exchange on the Strand. Jamrach's Menagerie tells the story of a nineteenth-century street urchin named Jaffy Brown.

Following an incident with an escaped tiger, Jaffy goes to work for Mr. Charles Jamrach, the famed importer of exotic animals, alongside Tim, a good but sometimes spitefully competitive boy. Jamrachs Menagerie A Novel.

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So begins Jaffy’s new life, working at Jamrach’s Menagerie and developing what turns out to be a touching and instinctive rapport with freshly-captured wild animals from all over the world.

So he is perfect, as a teenage boy, to embark on the adventure of a lifetime. A voyage to the southern hemisphere, to catch and bring home a dragon. Jamrach’s Menagerie is a truly gripping novel about friendship, sacrifice, and survival/5(36). Books Music Art & design TV & radio Stage Classical Games More Fiction Jamrach's Menagerie by Carol Birch - review Carol Birch's.

A completely original book. -- A. Byatt Carol Birch's fiction continues to stretch bodies and minds to breaking point marvelous and terrifying. * Sunday Times * Never mind not being able to put it down-there is a page section in Jamrach's Menagerie in.

Jamrach's Menagerie is a book full of wonder. It is the tale of Jaffy, a poor English boy who first finds work for an exotic animal wholesaler and then takes to the sea on an expedition to find a dragon.

At its heart, a simple adventure story. Yet Birch's masterful use of language and pacing make it so much more than this.4/5(). “Jamrach’s Menagerie” is a moving, fantastically exciting sea tale that takes you back to those great 19th-century stories that first convinced you “there is no frigate like a book.”.

Jamrach’s Menagerie is a truly gripping novel about friendship, sacrifice, and survival. About Jamrach’s Menagerie SHORTLISTED for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction. A magical, literary novel puts a surreal spin on a coming-of-age seafaring saga.

Among the amazements of the 10th novel by the British, award-winning Birch is that it is the first to be published in : Carol Birch.

It was a deceptively simple effect and put me in mind of being on a lonely raft in the middle of the ocean. It also reminded me that I had yet to review Carol Birch's Jamrach's Menagerie; a book that had been on the TBR shortlist ever since I was lucky enough to meet the author at Manchester's Bookmarked Salon earlier last month.

Book Review. Today’s Paper | Advertisement. Continue reading the main story. Excerpt ‘Jamrach’s Menagerie’ By Carol Birch. J Author: Carol Birch.

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Charles Jamrach, The Essex and The Custom of The Sea. This article relates to Jamrach's Menagerie. Jamrach's Menagerie borrows from a number of historical events and people including: Charles Jamrach Charles Jamrach's father was chief of the Hamburg River Police, a position that enabled him to establish himself as a dealer in wild birds and animals.

The British writer Carol Birch similarly borrows elements of Dickens’s London for “Jamrach’s Menagerie,” her 11th novel and her first to be published in the United : Benjamin Hale.

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A completely original book. -- A. Byatt Carol Birch's fiction continues to stretch bodies and minds to breaking point marvelous and terrifying. * * Sunday Times * * Never mind not being able to put it down-there is a page section in Jamrach's Menagerie in which you will not be able to breathe/5(K).

I fully enjoyed Jamrach's Menagerie. It is a wonderful book written in beautiful, lyrical prose. It's a compelling story that has everything: love, deep friendship, and thrilling adventure.

Birch has the rare ability to make the reader feel as if they are experiencing what her characters are which is not always a good thing. The book is about life, love, friendship, journeys, life at sea, survival, caring for animals, and coming to terms with tragedy and death, all told against the backdrop of 19th century life.

Carol Birch is an amazing writer, not merely a talented one - she's a GREAT contemporary writer - and Jamrach's Menagerie is a book that you really MUST read (Elizabeth K).

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Charles Jamrach, the famed importer of exotic animals, alongside Tim, a good but sometimes spitefully competitive boy. Jamrach recruits the two boys to capture a fabled dragon during the. A thrilling and powerful novel about a young boy lured to sea by the promise of adventure and reward, with echoes of Great Expectations, Moby-Dick, and The Voyage of the Narwhal.

Jamrach’s Menagerie tells the story of a nineteenth-century street urchin named Jaffy Brown. Following an incident with an escaped tiger, Jaffy goes to work for Mr. Charles Jamrach, the. Jamrach's Menagerie is a book I'm glad I've read. I was captivated by the characters, all of whom have their own degree of depth and complexity, the settings and Carol Birch's dazzling prose - there are parts of this book that truly are stunning.

But I still haven't quite decided whether, as a whole, it exceeds the sum of its parts.3/5(1). Carol Birch’s Jamrach’s Menagerie is a novel of extremes – of tenderness and terror, of beauty and horror. This is a wonderfully original but at times confronting literary work.

BOOK RATING: The Story 4 / 5 ; The Writing / 5 — Overall Get your copy of Jamrach’s Menagerie from/5. Jamrach's Menagerie (Book): Birch, Carol: SHORTLISTED for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction A thrilling and powerful novel about a young boy lured to sea by the promise of adventure and reward, with echoes of Great Expectations, Moby-Dick, and The Voyage of the Narwhal.

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