Thursday, 18 August 2011


A ‘reticulated giraffe and calf’ it says on this back cover fallen from an old Dublin Zoo guide book. The front cover is missing. Inside the remains of the book is a rare photo of an Irish snake. Also included is a list of collective nouns for various species of animals, including the lovely ‘an exaltation of larks’ but omitting the essential ‘a murder of crows.’

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