Secular shelf life In the East End of London at some time during the 19th century, an eight-year-old boy met a Bengal tiger in the street and stroked its nose. Secular Shelf Life Sarah Allen JAMRACH’S MENAGERIEBy Carol BirchCanongate Books. 334 pages. £7.99ISBN 978 1 847 676 573 subscribe now Join today to gain access to the rest of this article and many others. more info login If you are already a subscriber, log in to continue. log in access code If you have an access code, enter it here: Go free trial Get free access for 14 days: Sign up Click here to find out how we take care of your personal data.