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City of Ravens: The Extraordinary History of London, the Tower and Its Famous Ravens

City of Ravens: The Extraordinary History of London, the Tower and Its Famous Ravens (Overlook Press)

The city of London has been long renowned for its ravens. They have lived at the Tower of London since Victorian times, though the legend says otherwise. Ravens have, of course, been seen as “symbols of cruelty, of survival through adversity, and a lovable icon,” says Boria Sax, author of City of Ravens. The Tower would not be the same without these creatures, which are kept (somewhat) under control now by the Yeoman Warders. Part one of this two-part book covers the history and folklore of the Ravens at the Tower, while part two discusses the raven and human attitudes towards them over time. I can’t wait to get started on reading this lovely book on one of the numerous myths that come from the Tower of London!

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