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Ravenmaster Christopher Skaife

  • The Bennett centre The Bennett Centre, Vicarage Street England, BA11 1PU United Kingdom (map)

‘If the ravens leave the Tower, the kingdom of Britain will fall…’


We are thrilled to welcome Christopher Skaife to Hunting Raven Books to talk about his life as Ravenmaster at the Tower of London.

Chris's official title is 'Yeoman Warder of Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress the Tower of London', and caring for the Tower's seven ravens is a central part of the distinguished position he holds.

In his critically acclaimed memoir Ravenmaster, Chris gives a wonderfully personal account of his life in service to Her Majesty the Queen and of his relationship with the portentous birds for which he cares. As he so beautiful states: "I look after the ravens – and the ravens look after us."

The event will take place in Frome, with the venue to be confirmed shortly. The £3 ticket price can be redeemed against purchase of the book on the night. Chris will be happy to sign books.

Tickets can be purchased directly via Eventbrite or by calling 01373 473111, emailing or by popping into the Frome shop (9-10 Cheap Street, Frome, BA11 4DU)

'Blood-soaked biscuits and disembowelled pigeons in a wonderfully personal account of life with the ravens' The Guardian

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