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A Crocodile in the Fernery : An A-Z of Animals in the Garden, Hardback Book

A Crocodile in the Fernery : An A-Z of Animals in the Garden Hardback



From alpacas to zebus, crocodiles to wombats, journey through the individual histories of bizarre garden pets and their often bizarre owners.

Who would dream of keeping a bear in the summerhouse, or a peccary in the park?

Find out why the artist Rossetti favoured a wombat over a zebu, and if hares make good pets for depressed poets. Dr Twigs Way uncovers a secret world where crocodiles lurk in the fernery and flamingos stalk the shrubberies.

From the Roman period to the modern day, discover the story of armadillos kept by merchants in London and Queen Charlotte's filthy-tempered zebra.

These are quirky tales of animals in the garden.


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