Tigers, Dragons and Whales

Jamrach’s Menagerie by Carol Birch   Long-listed for the 2011 Man Booker Prize, Jamrach's Menagerie is an absorbing story, a sort of cross between The Life of Pi and The Ancient Mariner. [at any rate it has a tiger and a cursed ship.] Jaffy Brown is eight years old. He runs away from Bermondsey with …

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