The Ravenmaster : my life with the ravens at the Tower of London / Ravenmaster Christopher Skaife
Interest category: Animal life & pets
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: 4th Estate, 2018
ISBN: 000830792X 9780008307929
Control number 000830792X
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.
Tower of London, London, England
I really enjoyed this anecdotal, historical and personal account of the Tower of London and it's ravens. The author's style reminds me a little of Mike Pannett. Easy reading for animal and history lovers.