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Carol Birch is the author of ten other novels. She has won the David Higham Prize for Life in the Palace, the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize for The Fog Line, and was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize in 2003 for Turn Again Home. Jamrach’s Menagerie is her first full-length novel to be published in the United States.

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Jamrach's Menagerie
A Novel
Written by Carol Birch


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 12, 2012
Price: $15.00

Nineteenth-century London comes vividly alive in this story a street urchin named Jaffy Brown. After a close call with an escaped tiger, Jaffy goes to work for Mr. Charles Jamrach, the famed importer of exotic animals. As the years pass, Mr. Jamrach recruits Jaffy and another boy named Tim to capture... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

Exam Copy
Jamrach's Menagerie
A Novel
Written by Carol Birch


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: June 14, 2011
Price: $25.95

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... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

Jamrach's Menagerie
A Novel
Written by Carol Birch


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 14, 2011
Price: $11.99

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