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The Ravenmaster /
Publication year: 2019
Media class: Large print
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 178541755X 9781785417559 (hbk):
Standard print edition originally published: London: 4th Estate, 2018.
For centuries, the Tower of London has been home to a group of famous avian residents: the ravens. Each year they are seen by millions of visitors, and they have become as integral a part of the Tower as its ancient stones themselves. But their role is even more important than that - legend has it that if the ravens should ever leave, the Tower will crumble into dust, and great harm will befall the kingdom. One man is personally responsible for ensuring that such a disaster never comes to pass - the Ravenmaster. The current holder of the position is Yeoman Warder Christopher Skaife, and in this fascinating, entertaining and touching book he memorably describes the ravens' formidable intelligence, their idiosyncrasies and their occasionally wicked sense of humour.
Pages 234 pages (large print) : illustrations (black and white), map (
A most readable account of the author's life as a ravenmaster and his previous time spent in the army.Well researched history.
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