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The Elephant Keeper

The Elephant Keeper by Christopher Nicholson
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I asked the sailor what an Elephant looked like; he replied that it was like nothing on earth.

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. As the years pass, and as they journey across England, his relationship with the female elephant deepens in a startling manner. Along the way they meet incredulity, distrust and tragedy, and it is only their understanding of each other that keeps them together.

Christopher Nicholson’s charming and captivating novel explores notions of sexuality and violence, freedom and captivity, and the nature of story-telling – but most of all it is the study of a profound and remarkable love between an elephant and a human being.

HarperCollins Publishers; February 2009
288 pages; ISBN 9780007318278
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Title: The Elephant Keeper
Author: Christopher Nicholson
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