Books set in the animal world
Travel to the zoo
There’s many books with animals in the story which really take the reader into a new time and place. Habitats where wild animals roam, rural country homes with animals around them, or animals which make a place iconic because of their link. Books set in the animal world take you to some new places as well as some very interesting habitats!
We’ve built a zoo and herded several animals together which you can now visit and see the many marvellous creatures in new settings and surroundings:
Peacocks with their bold colours and flamboyant feathers feature in novels with regal country homes or parks. This one is set in a castle in Italy where they have even inspired the decoration, of one grand room in particular. In a Peacock Summer you get to see a gorgeous house deep in the Buckinghamshire countryside:
“perched atop a gill like the crowning decoration on a huge cake or grazing the sky like a large cloud”
The only place to really see tigers is in their natural habitat – Tiger takes you to the wilds of Siberia and looks at their care and study in a really unique way. For a bit more warmth, head to Malaysia where the tiger lives in a jungle of fauna and folklore.
Aah now for the most delicate of creatures. These flutter into many a novel. Lately, they’ve featured on the cover of Lucinda Riley’s new novel and Erica James’ too:
They represent freedom, beauty and transformation:
STAGS and DEER
One of the most memorable and atmospheric books of the year has been The Hunting Party set on the remote and chilly Scottish highlands. If it’s deer you want to see, apart from the cover, this is the place to see them!
See also: spot the elusive white stag in –
Your visit to the Animal in Books menagerie is over…..but there are many more books with animals as their theme or where these creatures play a major role.
And don’t forget the other tours around Literary settings: #BookTrailLiterarySettings