A Barrel of Monkeys

by Samuel Fanous & Susie Dent


We're all familiar with 'a flock of sheep' but what are the collective nouns for racehorses, pigs, zebras or giraffes?

Drawing on a range of sources, from fifteenth-century hunting terms to more recent inventions that have now entered the language, this pocket-sized book collects over 100 examples of the most interesting collective nouns for animals, each illustrated with charming woodcuts by the renowned naturalist engraver of the eighteenth century, Thomas Bewick.


Book contains: 144 pages.

Dimensions: 11.43 x 1.27 x 17.15cm