Tin Tin s Snowy, Odysseus s Argos, Darwin s Polly, Mary Queen of Scots s 22 lap-dogs, Elizabeth Barrett Browning s Flush Behind every great man or woman is a dog. A Dictionary of Interesting and Important Dogs is a rich compendium of the world s most significant and beloved dogs. Embracing the intriguing and the provocative, the essential and the trivial, Peter J. Conradi forays into history, literature and personal anecdotes to unearth a treasure trove of canine characters. Discover the stories behind Karl Marx's and his daughter's Dogberry Club; the lapdogs who were secreted in first-class cabins on the Titanic and how they survived; Edinburgh s Greyfriars Bobby who stayed by his master s grave for 14 years; and the one undisputed fact about Shakespeare his singular dislike for dogs. A Dictionary of Interesting and Important Dogs is a wonderful and witty homage to man s most faithful friend.