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The Ravenmaster: my life with the ravens at the Tower of London

The Ravenmaster: my life with the ravens at the Tower of London

Skaife, Christopher, 1965- author

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

Hardback, Book. English.
Published London: 4th Estate, 2018
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Available at City.

  • City – One available in History 942.15

    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    194521815 History 942.15 Adult Non-Fiction Available
  • Idle – Earliest copy due back 25th August

    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    194518272 History 942.15 Adult Non-Fiction Due back 25th August


Statement of responsibility: Ravenmaster Christopher Skaife
ISBN: 000830792X, 9780008307929
Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Physical Description: 292 pages : illustrations (black and white), map (black and white) ; 23 cm
Subject: Ravens England London History.; Ravens Behavior.; Skaife, Christopher, 1965-; Tower of London (London, England); History.