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The Georgian Menagerie: Exotic Animals in Eighteenth-Century London - Community Reviews back

by Christopher Plumb
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Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 5 years ago
Disclaimer: ARC via Netgalley. I’ve always wanted a tiger, but I’ve always not wanted a tiger. Tigers are beautiful animals, but do you really want an animal that will never fully be tame and could just kill you by accident? How many times does your cat scratch you? It’s also t...
Stewartry rated it 5 years ago
It must have been fun to live in a time when people believed in dragons. Elephants, you see "waded into pools of water when they wanted to give birth; a male would stand by the pool to guard the mother from their mortal enemy, the dragon." How marvelous.Unfortunately, that seems like one of the only...
Just Olga and her books
Just Olga and her books rated it 5 years ago
My thanks to I.B. Tauris & Co. and Net Galley for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This is a fascinating book. I’m one of those people who find the history of the good and great all very well but I’m more interested in what everybody else and society at large was up...
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