Jamrach's Menagerie by Carol Birch

About the book

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.

Reviewed by Biscuits, Books and Banter Reading Group:

Compelling if a little gruesome. We all liked this book and had a very lively discussion. A great reading group book.

Star rating: ****

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  1. Review by Palestine Book Club:
    Beautifully written and a great adventure. Very vivid descriptions. Great book for a book group, highly recommended.
    Star rating: ****

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