Author Archives: Dr Christopher Plumb

About Dr Christopher Plumb

I am a cultural historian with an interest in exotic animals in eighteenth-century Britain. I recently wrote a book on the history of exotic animals in Georgian Britain. I am currently working on a cultural history of the zebra to be published in early 2018.

“Zebra” gallops towards the finish line.

This month “Zebra” has entered the final editing stages, and the publisher has sent a galley proof. It is lovely to see all the text and images in place. Although my coauthor and I have collected these pictures (some 100 … Continue reading

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Zebra & Cultures of Natural History (+ a diary entry by Hester Thrale)

  This blog hasn’t been updated in quite some time! The last few weeks have seen the (almost) end of a two writing projects: 1) A manuscript for Zebra was sent to the publisher. 2) A 6,000 essay on bird and animal … Continue reading

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The Georgian Menagerie: reviewed in The Times today…

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The Georgian Menagerie – published today!

The Georgian Menagerie was published today by I.B.Tauris.  One of the animal  biographies or stories from the book appears in the form of a post on the Guardian blog “Animal Magic”. Click here to read about Gilbert Pidcock’s rhinceros.

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The Georgian Menagerie (special offer price when bought from the publisher before 01/10/15)

If you are interested in buying The Georgian Menagerie you can download this discount flyer. When you purchase the book from the publisher, I.B. Tauris, you can buy the hardback for 14 pounds instead of 20 pounds. This special offer … Continue reading

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The title design has been approved. Here is the front jacket for The Georgian Menagerie…

I think that the designer did a really nice job.  Such an appealing cover for the book. 🙂

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The Georgian Menagerie: Final Proofs have been approved – published next month! :)

Full steam ahead for publication next month! The final proofs were sent to me this week, and I have just signed off on them. The cover is very nicely designed and appealing – I’m looking forward to holding the completed … Continue reading

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