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Carol Birch

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
Written by Carol Birch
Vintage | Trade Paperback | June 2012
$15.00/(Canada) | 978-0-307-74317-6 (0-307-74317-9)

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...

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Jamrach's Menagerie
Written by Carol Birch
Doubleday | Hardcover | June 2011
$25.95/(Canada) | 978-0-385-53440-6 (0-385-53440-X)


SHORTLISTED for the 2011 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.

Jamrach’s Menagerie tells the story of a nineteenth-century street urchin named Jaffy... Read more





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