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US Book Launch: "The Ravenmaster" with author Christopher Skaife

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19 South 22nd Street

Philadelphia, PA 19103

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US Book Launch: The Ravenmaster: My Life with the Ravens at the Tower of London with author Christopher Skaife


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


In, The Ravenmaster, Skaife blends a behind-the-scenes account of working with these remarkable, misunderstood animals with the history, inner workings, folklore, and ghost stories of the Tower of London. Legend has it, going back to Charles II, that if a raven should ever leave the Tower of London, the city would fall, the Tower itself would crumble, and the monarchy would disappear. It is Skaife's job to make sure the ravens are happy, healthy, fed their daily ration of biscuits soaked in blood, and ready to captivate the millions of tourists who flock every year to the world's eeriest monument.



Books will be available for purchase to be signed by the author. Light reception to follow the program.

This event includes a special pop-up exhibit of Mütter Museum collection items. The Mütter Museum will not be open during this event.




EVENT TIMELINE:


5:30PM-6:30PM - Exclusive Meet & Greet with Christopher Skaife (VIP ticketholders only)


6:15PM - Doors open for the Book Talk


6:30PM-7:30PM - Book Talk with Christopher Skaife


7:30PM-8:30PM - Post-talk reception and book signing




TICKET OPTIONS:


EARLY BIRD General Admission includes access to the book talk and post-talk reception with book signing. Ends September 3rd!


General Admission includes access to the book talk and post-talk reception with book signing.


VIP General Admission includes access to the book talk, post-talk reception with book signing, AND exclusive pre-talk meet & greet with Christopher Skaife from 5:30PM-6:30PM. Only 40 tickets available.


Mütter Member Admission (for current Mütter Members - Individual & Student Members can purchase 1 ticket at this discounted rate, Family Members can purchase 2 tickets at this discounted rate) includes access to the book talk and post-talk reception with book signing.


VIP Mütter Member Admission (for current Mütter Members - Individual & Student Members can purchase 1 ticket at this discounted rate, Family Members can purchase 2 tickets at this discounted rate) includes access to the book talk, post-talk reception with book signing, AND exclusive pre-talk meet & greet with Christopher Skaife from 5:30PM-6:30PM. Only 40 tickets available.


College of Physicians Fellow Admission (inducted CPP Fellows only) includes access to the book talk, post-talk reception with book signing, AND exclusive pre-talk meet & greet with Christopher Skaife from 5:30PM-6:30PM.




ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Christopher Skaife is Yeoman Warder (Beefeater) and Ravenmaster at the Tower of London. He has served in the British Army for twenty-four years, during which time he became a machine-gun specialist as well as an expert in survival and interrogation resistance. He has been featured on the History Channel, PBS, the BBC, Buzzfeed, Slate, and more. He lives at the Tower with his wife and, of course, the ravens.




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Tickets are non-refundable, but are transferable to other people.

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