Jamrach's Menagerie (Paperback)
  • Jamrach's Menagerie (Paperback)

Jamrach's Menagerie (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 01/09/2011
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2011 Young Jaffy Brown never expects to escape the slums of Victorian London. Then, aged eight, a chance encounter with Mr Jamrach changes Jaffy's stars. And before he knows it, he finds himself at the docks waving goodbye to his beloved Ishbel and boarding a ship bound for the Indian Ocean. With his friend Tim at his side, Jaffy's journey will push faith, love and friendship to their utmost limits.

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781847676573

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Angie at Glasgow Sauchiehall Street

“One of my new favourites in the post-colonial genre.”

More than anything else: beautifully, superbly written. A lovely, satisfying ending. Certainly one of my new favourites in the post-colonial genre. At some points while reading it, I thought I would only be able to... More

“An amazing and powerful tale for the senses”

From the very first words the reader is completely transported to a word of danger and adventure. Jaffy Brown was always destined to have an extraordinary life from when, as a small boy he survives a close encounter... More

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7th March 2013
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Lance Mitchell

“The Long Voyage of Jaffy Brown”

The intensity, the deep feeling, the strong relationships, the joys, the horrors, the experiences, the adventures are all described so wonderfully by the author through the senses of Jaffy Brown in the first person,... More

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23rd August 2012
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