Acquired via BookCrossing 20 Jul 2010 – Mozfest stall

Engaging and well-researched book about the menagerie that was kept at the Tower of London from medieval times up until Victoria’s reign.  It was quite a quick and light read – although it did touch on serious issues and had some great overviews and details of the sources, there was quite a lot of light-hearted stuff which puts it near to that end of the popularizing history/science spectrum. But a good read for the bus and I enjoyed the illustrations.