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The Resource The ravenmaster : my life with the ravens at the Tower of London, Christopher Skaife

The ravenmaster : my life with the ravens at the Tower of London, Christopher Skaife

Label
The ravenmaster : my life with the ravens at the Tower of London
Title
The ravenmaster
Title remainder
my life with the ravens at the Tower of London
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Skaife
Title variation
Raven master
Title variation remainder
my life with the ravens at the Tower of London
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. Over the years in which he has cared for the physical and mental well-being of these remarkable birds, Christopher Skaife has come to know them like no one else. They are not the easiest of charges as he reveals, they are much given to mischief, and their escapades have often led him into unlikely, and sometimes even undignified, situations
Summary
Yeoman Warder Christopher Skaife describes his years of service to the Queen, which include caring for the infamous ravens of the Tower of London, painting a vivid and intimate portrait of these intelligent, unusual and often misunderstood birds
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10734864
Cataloging source
SALS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Skaife, Christopher
Dewey number
598.864
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plans
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Skaife, Christopher
  • Yeomen Warders
  • Tower of London (London, England)
  • Zoo keepers
  • Ravens
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
my life with the ravens at the Tower of London
Label
The ravenmaster : my life with the ravens at the Tower of London, Christopher Skaife
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-292)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000063965823
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
292 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780008307912
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, plan
System control number
(OCoLC)1054399858
Label
The ravenmaster : my life with the ravens at the Tower of London, Christopher Skaife
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-292)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000063965823
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
292 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780008307912
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, plan
System control number
(OCoLC)1054399858

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