Hardback 206 pages
Size: 218mm x 292mm
Author: Clinton Keeling (1932-2007)
Where the Crane Danced is the second book in Clinton Keeling's series of "Where the..." books. It was originally published by the author in 1985 and was available only as a bespoke loose-leaf document until Clinton's death in 2007.
Where the Crane Danced continues Clinton Keeling's quest to preserve for posterity records of closed and long-forgotten zoos in the UK. It includes both public and private collections and one chapter deals with the history of travelling menageries. This updated version was published by the Bartlett Society in 2020 and has been edited and updated by John Adams. All the original text and illustrations have been retained exactly as in the original, but the new book benefits from additional notes and an appendix listing the species mentioned at each collection. There are many new illustrations, some never published before, and a comprehensive index.
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