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.
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What a lovely inspiring story
To hear all about how elephants came into the UK and how Tom managed to tame these elephants by hand with no experience what so ever.
When one of the elephants took a glass of alcohol off the table drank the contents and gave the glass back much to the astonishment of those stood around.
When the boy fell off the elephant even though he had been warned by his parents not to even try and climb on the elephant let alone try and ride it.
To be enjoyed by any age group and either male or female I can definitely recommend it was thoroughly enjoyable.
- Marianne Buck
somerset yokel bores one with tale of an elephant
difficult to say,
Not dragged it out
I don't know as he did his job well reading like a Somerset 18thc yokel, but how frustratingly boring
temper loss, kept saying to myself "just get on with it"
don't waste your time reading it
- P. Wagg