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A Dictionary of Interesting and Important Dogs

Peter J. Conradi



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Short Books Ltd
07 November 2019
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.
By:   Peter J. Conradi
Imprint:   Short Books Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 202mm,  Width: 136mm,  Spine: 26mm
Weight:   320g
ISBN:   9781780724041
ISBN 10:   1780724047
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   07 November 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Peter J. Conradi is the author of many books, including Iris Murdoch: A Life, the critically lauded biography of Iris Murdoch, and more recently of Going Buddhist (Short Books) and At the Bright Hem of God: Radnorshire Pastoral.

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