ARC received for review
This book is as adorable as its cover. :)
The sweet story of a man's life falling apart and hopefully being put back together. And a royal menagerie.
Balthazar is a Beefeater living and working at the Tower of London. Since the loss of his son, his record for catching pickpockets has diminished, but the palace is impressed by his 181-year-old tortoise. So naturally they put him in charge of the new royal menagerie.
With a cast of zany characters (and I don't just mean the animals), this tale meanders along in a way that should have driven me nuts and yet totally worked.
Reminiscent of The Guernsey Literary and Potatoe Peel Pie Society, this is a great read for book clubs or anyone just looking for a good story.
Go read it. Like today. Now. :)
Also a Reader's Choice book!