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The Elephant Keeper By Christopher Nicholson

The Elephant Keeper
by Christopher Nicholson

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I asked the sailor what an Elephant looked like; he replied that it was like nothing on earth.
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The Elephant Keeper by Christopher Nicholson

I asked the sailor what an Elephant looked like; he replied that it was like nothing on earth. In the middle of the 18th century, a ship docks at Bristol with an extraordinary cargo: two young elephants. Bought by a wealthy landowner, they are taken to his estate in the English countryside. A stable boy, Tom Page, is given the task of caring for them. The Elephant Keeper is Tom's account of his life with the elephants. As the years pass, and as they journey across England, his relationship with the female elephant deepens in a startling manner. Along the way they meet incredulity, distrust and tragedy, and it is only their understanding of each other that keeps them together. Christopher Nicholson's charming and captivating novel explores notions of sexuality and violence, freedom and captivity, and the nature of story-telling -- but most of all it is the study of a profound and remarkable love between an elephant and a human being.

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About Christopher Nicholson


Christopher Nicholson read English at Cambridge University. He has been a community development worker in Cornwall, and a radio scriptwriter and producer in London. He lives in Dorset. 'The Elephant Keeper' is his second novel.

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The Elephant Keeper by Christopher Nicholson
Christopher Nicholson
Used - Very Good
Hardback
HarperCollins Publishers
2009-01-05
288
0007278829
9780007278824
N/A
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