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The Resource The ravenmaster : my life with the ravens at the Tower of London, Christopher Skaife, Yeoman Warder of Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress the Tower of London

The ravenmaster : my life with the ravens at the Tower of London, Christopher Skaife, Yeoman Warder of Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress the Tower of London

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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, Yeoman Warder of Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress the Tower of London
Title variation
Ravenmaster
Title variation remainder
my life with the ravens at the Tower of London
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The ravens at the Tower of London are of mighty importance: rumour has it that if a raven from the Tower should ever leave, the city will fall. The title of Ravenmaster, therefore, is a serious title indeed, and after decades of serving the Queen, Yeoman Warder Christopher Skaife took on the added responsibility of caring for the infamous ravens. In The Ravenmaster, he lets us in on his life as he feeds his birds raw meat and biscuits soaked in blood, buys their food at Smithfield Market, and ensures that these unusual, misunderstood and utterly brilliant corvids are healthy, happy and ready to captivate the four million tourists who flock to the Tower every year. A rewarding, intimate and inspiring partnership has developed between the ravens and their charismatic and charming human, the Ravenmaster, who shares the folklore, history and superstitions surrounding the ravens and the Tower. Shining a light on the behavior of the birds, their pecking order and social structure and the tricks they play on us, Skaife shows who the Tower's true guardians really are, and the result is a compelling and irreverent narrative that will surprise and enchant
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
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Skaife, Christopher
Dewey number
  • 942.1/5
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Skaife, Christopher
  • Yeomen Warders
  • Tower of London (London, England)
  • Ravens
  • Large print books
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, Yeoman Warder of Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress the Tower of London
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
000063903912
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
299 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432859831
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print
Label
The ravenmaster : my life with the ravens at the Tower of London, Christopher Skaife, Yeoman Warder of Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress the Tower of London
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
000063903912
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
299 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432859831
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print

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