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My bookgroup is meeting at my place tonight to discuss The Hare With Amber Eyes, which I totally loved and have pressed on anyone who'll listen to my enthusiastic rant. I'm just about to bake something for supper if I can drag myself away from the addictive pleasure of blog surfing. Thank you dear Cornflower for again piquing my interest in a new, to me, book.


The Hound of the Baskervilles. I haven't read any on the shortlist but have a couple on the longlist in my sights. I wonder if Julian Barnes will get it this time. I rather hope he will.


The Little White Horse - Elizabeth Goudge

Jamrach's Menagerie has been on my must read list since it was reviewed on Radio 4.

B R Wombat

Winnie the Pooh!


'The White Tiger' (Aravind Adiga) & 'The Tiger's Wife' are both great.


Wow, this sounds like a brilliant book!

The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

Janice Hally May

"The Mare of Casterbridge"... Just kidding! "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night"

adele geras

Black Beauty!
Look forward to reading this book, whether I win or not!


Elephants Can Remember by Agatha Christie! I've heard lots of good things about Birch's novel so would love to read it.


The Cat in the Hat. Sorry, it was the first one that sprang to mind!


I'm really looking forward to reading this book, to win a copy will be even better! To continue the tiger theme, Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively


The Dog Who Came in from the Cold - since I saw The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night was already mentioned. This one sounds like an interesting read - even if I already have an image of a movie with Rex Harrison in it. :-)


The book sounds promising. My book is 'Animal Farm' by George Orwell. A wonderful classic with the actual word 'animal' in the title!


*The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin*, Beatrix Potter.

Rosie H

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, by Amy Chua. An interesting read about how all those prodigies from the Far East are created.


Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood.


holy cow - already sixteen entries - and so many good book references

In the Skin of a Lion by Michael Ondaatje ... he has a new book out now as well. The Cat's Table is nominated for the Scotia Bank Giller Prize

Jamrach's Menagerie sounds like my kind of book


Jamrach's Menagerie sounds interesting. I wonder if he had any birds?

I'll go for Alan Garners Owl Service.


I'd love this book it sounds great.

My book of choice would be "Water for elephants" by Sara Gruen.

Elizabeth Buchan

Orland the Marmalade Cat (with his dear wife Grace of course)


The Tiger Who Came To Tea is my offering - I would love to read Menagerie


I mean Jamrach's Menagrie!


The Tortoise and the Hare by Elizabeth Jenkins which is on top of my TBR pile or Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile which was my favorite books as a kid.

What a great giveaway for what sounds like it will be a great read - thanks!


The Snow Goose and the Small Miracle by Paul Gallico


Sounds like a fab book.

One of my favourite books from childhood, ok I still read it The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.


Sounds like an interesting read. Please put my name in the hat!

My animal book title is "When God was a Rabbit" by Sarah Winman. I haven't read it yet, but I plan too soon.


Animal Farm is a must read-too often people have been 'put off'by reading it at school.Try it again-it is well worth it.Please put my name into the hat-thanks.


Does one of my favourite books, To Kill a Mockingbird, count as an animal?


Love Among the Chickens by P.G. Wodehouse


Fillets of Plaice by Gerald Durrell. A delightful collection of short stories which serve the very essence of G. Durrell. The preface describing how the book got its name is hilarious.


Oh, I was going to go for The Snow Goose, but Renata has beaten me to it. How about Five Red Herrings - Dorothy L. Sayers instead?

Barbara MacLeod

A book I recall enjoying many years ago was The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen.


"Out Stealing Horses" - a beautiful book!


The curious incident of the dog in the night time. (Mark Haddon).

What a fabulous list of books here.

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