The Tower, The Zoo, and The Tortoise: A Novel

The Tower, The Zoo, and The Tortoise: A Novel

Julia Stuart

Brimming with attraction and whimsy, this beautiful novel set within the Tower of London has the transportive characteristics and pleasant magic of the modern classics Chocolat and Amélie.

Balthazar Jones has lived within the Tower of London along with his loving spouse, Hebe, and his 120-year-old puppy tortoise for the previous 8 years. That’s correct, he's a Beefeater (they rather do reside there). It’s no effortless task residing and dealing within the vacationer allure in present-day London.

one of the eccentric characters who name the Tower’s maze of historical constructions and spiral staircases domestic are the Tower’s Rack & damage barmaid, Ruby Dore, who simply figured out she’s pregnant; portly Valerie Jennings, who's falling for price ticket inspector Arthur Catnip; the lifelong bachelor Reverend Septimus Drew, who secretly pens a chain of principled erot­ica; and the philandering Ravenmaster, aiming to avenge the loss of life of 1 of his unbearable ravens.

whilst Balthazar is tasked with establishing an complex menagerie in the Tower partitions to accommodate the various unique animals proficient to the Queen, lifestyles on the Tower will get all of the extra interest­ing. Penguins get away, giraffes are stolen, and the Komodo dragon sends blameless humans operating for his or her lives. Balthazar is accountable and issues aren't precisely operating easily. Then Hebe makes a decision to go away him and his loved tortoise “runs” away.

packed with the humor and center that calls to brain the delight­ful novels of Alexander McCall Smith, and the appeal and sweetness of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, The Tower, the Zoo, and the Tortoise is a mystical, completely origi­nal novel whose impossible to resist characters will stick with you lengthy when you flip the lovely final web page.

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