Animal Encounters reviewed in The Spectator

Arthur MacGregor’s Animal Encounters has been reviewed in The Spectator.

‘For wholesale, hate-filled abuse to the modern taste for concealed exploitation, our treatment of the animal kingdom confirms us as the world's cruellest brutes’, says reviewer Adam Nicolson. 

Animal Encounters draws on the author's lifetime interest in the fields of art history, topographical literature, archaeology, history and archaeozoology to provide an overview of the evolving relations between the human and the animal populations of the British Isles over the past one thousand years.