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The Cat Orchestra and the Elephant Butler

The Strange History of Amazing Animals

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The Cat Orchestra and the Elephant Butler by Jan Bondeson
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Presents tales from across the folklore of the animal kingdom: a learned pig more admired than Sir Isaac Newton by the English public, an elephant that Lord Byron wanted to employ as his butler, and a dancing horse whose skills in mathematics were praised by William Shakespeare. This book tells ten stories of beliefs and Ripley-like facts.

Author Biography

Jan Bondeson is a senior lecturer and consultant rheumatologist at the University of Wales College of Medicine. His many critically acclaimed books include Cabinet of Medical Curiosities, The Great Pretenders and the best-selling Buried Alive: The Terrifying History of Our Most Primal Fear. He has published two other books for Tempus, The London Monster and Freaks: The Pig-Faced Lady of Manchester Square & Other Medical Marvels. He lives in Newport, Monmouthshire.
Release date NZ
October 15th, 2006
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
UK ed.
Illustrations
100
Imprint
NPI Media Group
Pages
320
Dimensions
156x235x10
ISBN-13
9780752439341
Product ID
2253050

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