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Jamrach's Menagerie

(2011)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
It is London, 1857. Jaffy Brown is running through the squalid London backstreets when he comes face to face with the escaped circus animal. His young life is transformed by the encounter. Plucked from the jaws of death by Mr Jamrach - explorer, entrepreneur and collector of the world's strangest creatures - the two strike up a friendship. Before he knows it, Jaffy finds himself on board a ship bound for the South Seas. His job is to be the keeper of the animal they hope to find and bring back alive. So begins an extraordinary voyage. Jaffy's journey - if he survives it - will push faith, love and friendship to their utmost limits. Brilliantly written and utterly spellbinding, Carol Birch's epic novel brings alive the smells, sights and flavours of the nineteenth century, from the docks of London to the storms of the South Seas. This is a great salty historical adventure, and a fascinating exploration of our relationship to the natural world and the wilderness it contains.

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"Completely original." - Antonia S Byatt


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Hardback Editions

December 2011 : UK Hardback
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Title: Jamrach's Menagerie
Author(s): Carol Birch
ISBN: 1-4448-0900-8 / 978-1-4448-0900-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Charnwood
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February 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: Jamrach's Menagerie: A Novel
Author(s): Carol Birch
ISBN: 0-385-53440-X / 978-0-385-53440-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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Paperback Editions

June 2012 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Jamrach's Menagerie
Author(s): Carol Birch
ISBN: 1-4434-0517-5 / 978-1-4434-0517-1 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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June 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Jamrach's Menagerie: A Novel
Author(s): Carol Birch
ISBN: 0-307-74317-9 / 978-0-307-74317-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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September 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Jamrach's Menagerie
Author(s): Carol Birch
ISBN: 0-85786-383-5 / 978-0-85786-383-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
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September 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Jamrach's Menagerie
Author(s): Carol Birch
ISBN: 1-84767-657-X / 978-1-84767-657-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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June 2011 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Jamrach's Menagerie
Author(s): Carol Birch
ISBN: 1-4434-0516-7 / 978-1-4434-0516-4 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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February 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Jamrach's Menagerie
Author(s): Carol Birch
ISBN: 1-84767-656-1 / 978-1-84767-656-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
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Audio Editions

September 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Jamrach's Menagerie
Author(s): Carol Birch
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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September 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Jamrach's Menagerie
Author(s): Carol Birch
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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September 2011 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Jamrach's Menagerie (Unabridged Audiobook)
Author(s): Carol Birch, narrated by Dave John
ISBN: 1-4074-8836-8 / 978-1-4074-8836-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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June 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Jamrach's Menagerie: A Novel
Author(s): Carol Birch
Publisher: Random House Audio
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June 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Jamrach's Menagerie: A Novel
Author(s): Carol Birch
Publisher: Random House Audio
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June 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Jamrach's Menagerie (Lib)(CD)
Author(s): Carol Birch
ISBN: 0-307-93240-0 / 978-0-307-93240-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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June 2011 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Jamrach's Menagerie
Author(s): Carol Birch
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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June 2011 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Jamrach's Menagerie: A Novel
Author(s): Carol Birch
Publisher: Vintage
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February 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Jamrach's Menagerie
Author(s): Carol Birch
Publisher: Canongate Books
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