The Resource Jamrach's menagerie, Carol Birch

Jamrach's menagerie, Carol Birch

Label
Jamrach's menagerie
Title
Jamrach's menagerie
Statement of responsibility
Carol Birch
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
London, 1857: after surviving an encounter with an escaped tiger on the streets of Bermondsey, nine-year-old Jaffy stumbles into a job for its owner, the wild animal collector, Mr Jamrach.Commissioned by Jamrach to find and collect a sea dragon, Jaf soon joins a ship bound for the South Seas, and so begins a wonder-filled voyage of discovery.But when things start to go awry, Jaf's journey becomes a fight for survival which will push faith, love and friendship to their outermost limits.Brilliantly written and utterly compulsive, Carol Birch's novel evokes the smells, sights and flavours of the nineteenth century from the squalor of London to the islands of the South Seas
Awards note
Shortlisted, Man Booker Prize, 2011; Longlisted, Orange Prize for Fiction, 2011
Cataloging source
ANL
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Label
Jamrach's menagerie, Carol Birch
Publication
Note
First published: London : Canongate
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  • mel
Control code
000046294710
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
348 p.
Isbn
9781921758454
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.b2533928x
System control number
  • (OCoLC)689986054
  • sks1921758457

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Melbourne Burwood CampusBorrow it
      221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria, 3125, AU
      -37.846510 145.115099
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