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Faces: Profiles of Dogs

Vita Sackville-West Laelia Goehr



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03 December 2019
Biography; Dogs as pets; Gift books
'How very odd it must be to be a dog...' Over the years Vita Sackville-West had many dogs, including Cocker Spaniel Pippin (famously the mother of Virginia Woolf's Spaniel, Pinka), Alsatian Rollo, whose photograph hangs in Sissinghurst Castle, and elkhound Canute, who used to hop on the bus into town whenever he got bored.

In Faces, Sackville-West traces the origins and history of forty-four breeds, reflecting on their characteristics with frank humour,from the Father Christmas-moustachioed Schnauzer to the silky gentle-eyed Afghan, 'like somebody's elderly Aunt Lavinia, who nourishes a secret passion for the Vicar', and the elegant and ancient Saluki, 'without a doubt the dullest dog I ever owned'.

Charming and fascinating in equal measure, this collection of profiles is testament to the fact that, 'when one loves dogs, it is difficult not to attribute human qualities to them'.
By:   Vita Sackville-West
Photographs by:   Laelia Goehr
Imprint:   DAUNT
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
ISBN:   9781911547464
ISBN 10:   1911547461
Pages:   80
Publication Date:   03 December 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Vita Sackville-West (1892-1962) was a writer and garden designer, and creator of the famous garden at her home, Sissinghurst Castle in Kent. Closely associated with the Bloomsbury Group, she is widely acknowledged to have inspired Virginia Woolf's Orlando. Among her many works are the novels The Edwardians (1930), All Passion Spent (1931), and the pastoral poem 'The Land' (1926), which was awarded the prestigious Hawthornden Prize.

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