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- By: June Mottershead
- Narrated by: Emily Pennant-Rea
- Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
When George Mottershead moved to the village of Upton-by-Chester in 1930 to realise his dream of opening a zoo without bars, his four-year-old daughter June had no idea how extraordinary her life would become. Soon her best friend was a chimpanzee called Mary, lion cubs and parrots were vying for her attention in the kitchen, and finding a bear tucked up in bed was no more unusual than talking to a tapir about granny's lemon curd. Pelican, penguin, or polar bear - for June, they were simply family.
A captivating read.
- By jillian grant on 28-08-16
Fascinating true story of founding Chester Zoo
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
A captivating true story of the trials and tribulations of the determination of George Mottershead and family in creating Chester Zoo
Who was your favorite character and why?
Which character – as performed by Emily Pennant-Rea – was your favourite?
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
the death of Punch
Any additional comments?
The pronunciation of, in particular, the place names was somewhat lacking in accuracy
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