Mr Carver's Whale by Lyn Hughes review - a dark and witty chronicle of whaling

By Mark Thomas
March 11 2023 - 12:00am
  • Mr Carver's Whale, by Lyn Hughes. Fourth Estate, $29.99.

Of all forms of hunting, surely whaling is the most brutal and barbaric. Other hunted animals may end up with their heads stuck on walls (lion) or their feet used as umbrella stands (elephant). Only the whale, though, is harpooned, flensed, boiled or gnawed.

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