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Having lived by Chester zoo and near Shavington as well as watching the TV series and hearing June speak at Chester Literature festival, I had lots of reasons for wanting to read this book.It didn t disappoint I learnt just how pioneering Chester and George Mottershead vision for zoos was.The influence of the war on the zoo brought insights into zoo life and the war I hadn t considered before.If you re looking for a classic piece of literature then you ll find it rather parochial but that s not Having lived by Chester zoo and near Shavington as well as watching the TV series and hearing June speak at Chester Literature festival, I had lots of reasons for wanting to read this book.It didn t disappoint I learnt just how pioneering Chester and George Mottershead vision for zoos was.The influence of the war on the zoo brought insights into zoo life and the war I hadn t considered before.If you re looking for a classic piece of literature then you ll find it rather parochial but that s not the point of this wonderful memoir A fascinating account of Chester Zoo between its founding by her father George Mottershead and her marriage to the Head Keeper Fred Williams in 1950 It was a huge and risky family undertaking, desperately underfunded for years until the local gentry realised that the zoo was a serious zoological proposition not just a circus show Extremely hard work for the family and the few staff particularly during the deprivations of the second world war, life became easier once the zoo became the North En A fascinating account of Chester Zoo between its founding by her father George Mottershead and her marriage to the Head Keeper Fred Williams in 1950 It was a huge and risky family undertaking, desperately underfunded for years until the local gentry realised that the zoo was a serious zoological proposition not just a circus show Extremely hard work for the family and the few staff particularly during the deprivations of the second world war, life became easier once the zoo became the North England Zoological Society with adopters and sponsors Mr Mottershead s progressive and humane views allowed plenty of space light and fresh air for his collection of animals and the reduction of physical barriers by the digging of wide moats to create islands June s personal recollections plus good research also gives us a broad social history of life in Cheshire in the 1930s and 1940s At an individual level one meets zoo workers as family members, refugees, orphans together with many aristocrats who donate generously I ve been really enjoying the Secret Life of the Zoo on Channel 4 so decided to read this book about how Chester Zoo began Its a wonderful story about a man determined to make his dream of a zoo without bars come true and who managed to succeed to make it a success against all odds with the help of his family Told from the viewpoint of his youngest daughter June, I particularly love her tales of the special relationships and close bonds she formed with some of the animals including Mary the ch I ve been really enjoying the Secret Life of the Zoo on Channel 4 so decided to read this book about how Chester Zoo began Its a wonderful story about a man determined to make his dream of a zoo without bars come true and who managed to succeed to make it a success against all odds with the help of his family Told from the viewpoint of his youngest daughter June, I particularly love her tales of the special relationships and close bonds she formed with some of the animals including Mary the chimp, Punch the polar bear, Minnie the tapir, Pelly the pelican, Rob Rob the macaw and Christy the lion Warning just like the Secret Life of the Zoo it is quite an emotional roller coaster as we experience the family s successes and failures while establishing the zoo and get attached to the animals in their care Really interesting to find out how Chester Zoo was created, all the effort that was put in, especially by the family When I go to the zoo next, I will certainly think about what the family and supporters went through to make it such a success. Read for an honest review for netgalleryI have to say the tv show sparked my interest in wanting to read this book and I m glad it did This book was lovely, it wasn t an autobiography and it wasn t a novel i would class it as somewhere in between It gives you a view of how things were for her as she was growing up, a true account rather than the tv series You get to know the family and the workers of the zoo on an in depth level It provides in depth descriptions about the war and the trouble Read for an honest review for netgalleryI have to say the tv show sparked my interest in wanting to read this book and I m glad it did This book was lovely, it wasn t an autobiography and it wasn t a novel i would class it as somewhere in between It gives you a view of how things were for her as she was growing up, a true account rather than the tv series You get to know the family and the workers of the zoo on an in depth level It provides in depth descriptions about the war and the troubles that the zoo faced around this time, but also about the zoos troubles in general The only criticism i have is that there are some parts where it jumps back and forward which does make it hard to keep up but this can be over looked because of how good it is Its worth a read, there were parts that made me giggle but there were alsoserious parts which make you stop and think Having watched the TV series as well as having been to the Zoo, it was obvious that I would read the book.The book provides a detailed account of how the Mottershead family came to starting the Zoo, the problems that developed from the resistance of the villagers in Upton, the struggles of having to feed a Zoo full of animals during the Second World War when the country was rationing food, and the innovations they made to overcome these challenges.The writing isconversational than anything Having watched the TV series as well as having been to the Zoo, it was obvious that I would read the book.The book provides a detailed account of how the Mottershead family came to starting the Zoo, the problems that developed from the resistance of the villagers in Upton, the struggles of having to feed a Zoo full of animals during the Second World War when the country was rationing food, and the innovations they made to overcome these challenges.The writing isconversational than anything, particularly when stating that she no longer remembers the names of a certain person or animal, or that she wasn t there but this is what happened.Our Zoo is full of descriptions regarding the people that worked at the Zoo, those that invested in it, and the different types of animals that were obtained over the years As well as giving a lot of factual information surrounding the history of the beginning of the Zoo, the author makes excellent use of humorous anecdotes which would keep the reader entertained and interested throughout certainly my favourite parts Pictures of animals and certain events throughout the book have been used to help elaborate parts of the book.The only small negative thing about the book is that some may be confused when the author talks about events in a non chronological order Nevertheless this is only in certain parts and for the most part the book makes for an easy read 3.9 stars I really enjoyed it thought it was surprisingly well written Very interesting to read a real life story of someone who s dad decided to follow his childhood dream of starting a zoo where he came up with the revolutionary idea at the time of experimenting to create large animal enclosures without bars.Also, especially having worked on a conservation tv show for the past few years myself, it s mindblowing to read about some of the completely ignorant ideas people had about conserving 3.9 stars I really enjoyed it thought it was surprisingly well written Very interesting to read a real life story of someone who s dad decided to follow his childhood dream of starting a zoo where he came up with the revolutionary idea at the time of experimenting to create large animal enclosures without bars.Also, especially having worked on a conservation tv show for the past few years myself, it s mindblowing to read about some of the completely ignorant ideas people had about conserving animals at the time I couldn t believe that people used to commonly feed animals sweets for example But it was a fascinating read, also realising that people had good intentions, but simply didn t know any better What a relief to realise what a far way we ve come purely in terms of knowledge with regards to conservation generally I loved the fact that this was such a human story that I could completely relate to of people intending to follow their dreams in spite of all the challenges they faced And pursuing their dreams was simply an organic process of things unfolding one step at a time as they felt their way forward moment by moment, facing each challenge head on, one at a time The passion zeal was what made it all worthwhile and eventually changed it into a roaring success, but the story had such an authentic homemade feel to it that I loved Personally I found it very inspiring A beautiful story of the creation of Chester Zoo told in the words of June Mottorshead the daughter of Zoo creator George Mottorshead June takes us back to her childhood with stories of her father collecting unusual and exotic animals, his dreams of showing these animals to people and creating something magical for people to see June takes us on a journey into the beginnings of Chester Zoo with funny antidotes of animal mischief, we hear the ups and downs the family went through to create the A beautiful story of the creation of Chester Zoo told in the words of June Mottorshead the daughter of Zoo creator George Mottorshead June takes us back to her childhood with stories of her father collecting unusual and exotic animals, his dreams of showing these animals to people and creating something magical for people to see June takes us on a journey into the beginnings of Chester Zoo with funny antidotes of animal mischief, we hear the ups and downs the family went through to create the Zoo It s amazing to read how one man had a dream and with the help of his family created a Zoo that is still to this day in business and has grown so much I have such a fascination with how businesses are started and still surviving today I really enjoyed every inch of this book, I didn t want it to end, I wanted to learnabout the Zoo and did some searches about the Zoo when I finished this book June s stories have been made into a mini series which was very enjoyable.I would definitely recommend this book, it s interesting and just an overall lovely read Picked this up after having visited the zoo twice and it s a stellar read all about the family behind one of today s best zoos Really enjoyed the backstory, it s very easy to enjoy learning about and listening to, and I certainly recommend it 4.5 s `Download Pdf ↞ 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the poster girl for Chester Zoo and photographs of her cuddling lion clubs, head butting a goat or opening the beak of a pelican soon graced the front pages of British newspapers She waswhen war was declared onand, with the backbone of the staff headed for the front, it fell to June to take over as head keeper Keeping the zoo running while the war waged was no easy task Despite rationing the animals had to be fed and all of them penguins, elephants, leopards, tigers, lions, kangaroos and polar bears needed to be moved into secure locked quarters inside as soon as the air raid siren soundedJune, now in her eighties, is the guardian of her family s legacy and here in Our Zoo, she tells Figuren Von An- Und Abwesenheit or bring parrots into the house so they wouldn t catch cold Chester Zoo is counted among the topzoos in the world and House of Testosterone with over Cloth Dolls animals andspecies Blood for Dignity it is the most visited wildlife attraction in Britain Unlike other zoos that 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