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    Months ago I read a blurb about The Ravenmaster in The Week magazine and I had been trying to get to it since then Admittedly it took a while To

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    I vividly remember the day of Brexit Nobody knew what the hell was going on and the pound fell off a cliff and we saw the leading Brexiteers looking nauseous and terrified as they realised their actions had catastrophic co

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    I found every aspect of this book incredibly well done From the personal tone it is written in to all the interesting information it

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    I've been a fan of ravens for a long time and always detested their bad reputation thanks to silly old superstitions that seem to mostly derive from their physical appearance and the fact that they are omnivores Especially the latter seems only yet another sign of their extreme intelligence because all of us who've paid attention in biology know that highly specialized picky animals are much likely to die out yes I'm also talking about y

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    I was completely charmed by this book Coming off of two decades of military service Skaife applies and eventually gets a position as a Yeomen Warder at the historical Tower of London He now has the additional title of Ravenmaster as he is responsible for the six ravens that reside at the Tower It's a job that was voted strangest in England but the way Skaife describes it shows it to be a strictly regimented yet hands

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    Some might have already seen my review for this bookAs mentioned before this edition here is actually the one I wanted because the cover is much beautiful showing raven Merlina as well as the Ravenmaster and the Tower hinting at th

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    Ravenmasterby Christopher SkaifeThis is an audible book I reuested and the review is voluntary This is one of the best non fiction books I have read this year I enjoyed everything about this book The book is laid out wonderfully simple and efficiently This is a book about taking care of the 6 7 ravens at the tower of London The author is the Ravenmaster It is his job to keep the ravens safe and healthy and a

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    Grab yourself a cuppa perhaps a couple of chocolate biscuits and relax into the company of The Ravenmaster Mr Christopher Skaife I absolutely loved the conversational feel of this fascinating and very enjoyable biography of Skaife's careers past and present and the genuine passion and enthusiasm he has for the headstrong noble and b

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    Narrated by the author with whom I now want to hang out and have a drink

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    March 2018 we went to London and of course visited Tower In it we saw some beautiful raven with pink ribbon on it's leg Thanks to th

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Read Ð PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Æ Christopher Skaife

The Ravenmaster

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 But their role is even important than that legend has it that if the ravens shoul. Months ago I read a blurb about The Ravenmaster in The Week magazine and I had been trying to get to it since then Admittedly it took a while Totally worth the wait This book amused delighted me as I read it and again whenever parts popped into my head Mr Skaife seems to be a natural story teller I know I hung on to every word but by the endI still had not gotten my fill of the seven ravens that call The Tower of London home You can easily imagine my enthusiasm when I realized they have their own Instagram Turns out my procrastination was a perk In the essay collection Mr Skaife shares hopes for the future of the ravens at The Tower I recently saw on the social media site that one of his goal has been met So coolI have a new go to gift and it is uniuely excellent in that it is universally appealing I cannot wait to share it with my students and to hand it out to my friends No need to be into ravens or even birds at all the history of The Tower and the evolution of the post that is now The Ravenmaster is incredibly interesting The bits about Mr Skaife as a mischievous boy and later as an eager sponge in the military are eually entertaining

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D ever leave the Tower will crumble into dust and great harm will befall the kingdomThe responsibility for ensuring that such a disaster never comes to pass falls to one man the Ravenmaster The current holder of the position is Yeoman Warder Christopher Skaife and in this fascinating entertaining an. Some might have already seen my review for this bookAs mentioned before this edition here is actually the one I wanted because the cover is much beautiful showing raven Merlina as well as the Ravenmaster and the Tower hinting at the history theme that also permeates this great story along with the anecdotes about Christopher Skaife s life and his many adventures with the ravensThus although I already have the red UK edition I had to have this one as well When it finally arrived today I discovered that the cover wasn t the only thing different about this The USCA version also features colour photographs unlike the UK s bw ones and there are photographs overall Oh and there s a historical map of the Tower in the front and back you know you can always get me with mapsYes this is a group photo with Her Majesty ueen Elizabeth IIThe bottom one is uite important for three reasons view spoilerReason 1 being that it s the art installation that was erected as a commemoration to WWI reason 2 being why that art installation wasis so dear to the author s own heart and reason 3 being that the Ravenmaster even named the newest Tower raven after it Poppy hide spoiler

Read Ð PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Æ Christopher Skaife

D touching book he memorably describes the ravens’ formidable intelligence their idiosyncrasies and their occasionally wicked sense of humour The Ravenmaster is a compelling inspiring and irreverent story that will delight and surprise anyone with an interest in British history or animal behaviour. Ravenmasterby Christopher SkaifeThis is an audible book I reuested and the review is voluntary This is one of the best non fiction books I have read this year I enjoyed everything about this book The book is laid out wonderfully simple and efficiently This is a book about taking care of the 6 7 ravens at the tower of London The author is the Ravenmaster It is his job to keep the ravens safe and healthy and at the tower This sounds simple but as he tells it there is a lot to this job and it is also fascinating I would love to be an assistantHe tells the history of the tower of the job we meet each raven and their personalities odd things the ravens have done odd things people have done including the assists and Ravenmaster ghosts life in the tower and so much Each chapter is truly amazing I was spellbound I really think he has an awesome job because I love ravens He also discusses famous visitors death of some ravens what they do then and I imagine the physical book might have pictures but I googled it The author s love for these birds his job his humor intelligence and pride in his country really shines through I giggled a lot while listening to this He also narrated the book which was wonderful to hear it from the Ravenmaster himself I recommend this book to everyone

  • Hardcover
  • 256
  • The Ravenmaster
  • Christopher Skaife
  • en
  • 08 December 2019
  • 9781443455930

About the Author: Christopher Skaife

Christopher Skaife is Yeoman Warder Beefeater and Ravenmaster at the Tower of London He has served in the British Army for twenty four years during which time he became a machine gun specialist as well as an expert in survival and interrogation resistance He has been featured on the History Channel PBS the BBC Buzzfeed Slate and He lives at the Tower with his wife and of course t