Best Dog Stories - Edited by Lesley O'MaraBrockhampton, 1995, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.
First in this edition. [First: Michael O'Mara, 1990] From the cover: “No life is complete without a dog — writes Gerald Durrell in his introduction to Best Dog Stories. This collection of stories will bring more than twenty very special dogs into the lives of readers. In its pages you will find dutiful dogs, devoted dogs, and disobedient dogs — even dancing dogs! There are terriers, spaniels, labradors, bulldogs, sheepdogs — as well as the occasional mongrel. The authors of Best Dog Stories include those famous for their animal stories such as Cecil Aldin, James Herriot, W. H. Hudson and Jack London. However, the collection also includes some surprises with delightful stories by P. G. Wodehouse, Virginia Woolf and G.K. Chesterton — all wonderful writers, but not particularly known for their dog stories. A special treat is a story by Joyce Stranger specially written for this volume. In all, Best Dog Stories includes twenty-two tales of the canine world to suit every mood. The stories are illustrated by a selection of classic line drawings by some of the best artists in the genre.”