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Dogs in Books - Celebration Through The Ages

 

Dogs in books


This little book is one of the most delightful books about dogs I have ever encountered.  Dogs in Books - A Celebration of Dog Illustration Through the Ages, written by Catherine Britton; was recently published by Mark Batty Publisher in New York in collaboration with The British Library

 

This is from the Publisher's website: "As the saying goes, dogs are man’s best friend. Since the Stone Age, our canine companions have been illustrated, described, dramatized, and eulogized in one form or another. Dogs in Books celebrates the role of dogs in literature, featuring more than thirty famous dogs, from Tintin’s white Wire Fox Terrier Snowy, to Lassie, Toto, and Snoopy, as well as dogs from Shakespeare, Jack London, Rudyard Kipling, Charles Dickens, and many more well-known authors".

The illustrations are absolutely charming and the historical references to dogs throughout the literary world is very interesting. 

 

Dogs lassie

 

 

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It is so nice to see such recognition of our canine friends in these books.  As stated on the back cover; "From narrating an entire story to rescuing our hero, these dogs are critical characters in these books, demonstrating the timelessness of our undying love and respect for dogs and proving that they have always been more than just a pet.

"More than just a pet"......how very, very true.

The book is available through Chapters, McNally Robinson, Amazon and Random House

 

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Clinica De idosos

Hi! This is my first visit to your blog! We are a collection of volunteers and sstarting a new initiative in a cmmunity in the same niche. Your blog provided us useful information to work on. You have done a extraordinary job!

Natalia Sargent

I also believe that dogs deserve more than being published in the books and anywhere. It means something for the the dog owners especially.

abbygirlalso

I am always looking for new reading material. Thanks for the information.

Cesped artificial precios

Thanks for the book, I'll probably get.

karen @collars for dogs

Great tip, I know I'll love this book!
Kind regards,
Karen @ http://www.collars-4-dogs.com/

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