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Dogs in Books (paperback)

Published Date:
October 2011
British Library Publishing
Bibliographic Details:
Paperback, 112 pages, 200 x 130mm, 80 colour illustrations
Catherine Britton
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Dogs have been the closest companions to human beings since the Stone Age, and have been illustrated, described, dramatised and eulogised in one form or another ever since. Catherine Britton's book celebrates that association through 30 famous dogs and their role in literature.

Dogs in Books ranges from Pliny’s description of the domestic dog in the sixth century BC, to the dogs depicted in mythology, astrology and medieval manuscripts, dogs in classic stories by Kipling, Conan Doyle and Dickens to more recent examples such as Lassie, Snoopy, Toto (from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz), Tintin’s dog Snowy, Spot the Dog and many more. Illustrated in colour throughout, this is an ideal gift for every dog lover.

`Dogs in Books... features reproductions of illustrations from rare editions of classic literature, such as the first edition of Conan Doyle's Hound of the Baskervilles, and renderings form popular books such as original images of Timmy the dog from Enid Blyton's Famous Five... an ideal gift for any dog-lover.` Dogs Monthly

About the author
Catherine Britton was senior editor at the British Library.

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