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We Bought a Zoo by Benjamin Mee
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Jan 01, 2009

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Read in December, 2008

Apparently in England you can buy a zoo if you have a million pounds or so...

The best parts were the references to Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail, and the part where when they are testing the zoo restaurant before the zoo opens they drink most of the keg of Stella Artois before the zoo opens...

I felt slightly used when it became apparent that one of the author's motivations for buying the zoo was so that he could write a book about it.

Overall the writing is average, but it was a quick entertaining read.
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Sephie There was a lot of local (Sparkwell) controversy over the sale. It is very odd that it has never been publicised as an 'visitor attraction' like Ellis Daw's old place was. Must find out what the situation currently is there.

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