'Graceful [and] witty . . . Hahn guides his ark of the animals across six centuries. It enchants' -- Guardian
'Hahn has a colourful and lively story to tell, and he does so with gusto . . . There is much to inform and entertain' -- Sunday Telegraph
'Hahn's avuncular history has done well to conjure [the Menagerie's] sights and smells back to life with such vivid immediacy' -- The Times
'Packed with odd little did-you-knows . . . It is a pleasure to be given this extraordinary glimpse into the history of our national identity' -- Independent
From the Publisher
Advance praise for THE TOWER MENAGERIE:
'A captivating insight into the origin of zoos, the human zoo uncaged.'
'...a charming book, full of strange scholarship, fascinating social science and the sheer comedy of life. I found THE TOWER MENAGERIE irresistible.'