Jamrach’s Menagerie – Carol Birch

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Eight-year-old Jaffy Brown escapes the Victorian slums and sets sail for the Indian Ocean. However, nothing could prepare him for what eventuates.

✔ “Thoughts” – Suzy

✔ “I’m sure this is based on a true story, I’m sure I’ve heard part of it before. Whatever the case, it is a spellbinding story that ends up in a very different place to where it starts. The 19th Century London setting and the protagonist Jaffy are both well established from the outset, making the conclusion so much more of a contrast. Don’t read the back cover blurb, just read to get full shock value out of this novel.” – Rachel

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Published 2011
Canongate Books
348 pages

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