Diary of a Dog Walker: Time Spent Following a Lead by Edward Stourton

Diary of a Dog Walker: Time Spent Following a Lead by Edward Stourton

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As the author takes Kudu, the dog, for his walk he finds himself considering the whole gamut of things canine. Along the way he finds himself exploring much bigger subjects - war, bravery; office politics, current affairs, all given sudden levity and a new sanity when viewed through the prism of walking the dog.

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Anyone who ever walks a dog will know that if you are accompanied by a dog you can talk to anyone, and anyone can talk to you - about anything. What is more, while we may know that a dog is just a dog, we continue to allow ourselves to speak and think of our dogs as friends, individuals with a full claim on our affections. 'The reward is that dog-walking becomes like reading a novel, or watching a play: disbelief is suspended and for an hour or so, we are given licence to escape ordinary life. Fantasy flourishes and really quite trivial moments in a dog's life become a source of wonder to be laughed about and even worried over..'. As Edward Stourton takes Kudu for his walk he finds himself considering the whole gamut of things canine: Just how well does he know Kudu - and can our dogs know us as well? Do dogs perceive ownership as we do? How devoted is a dog? Are dogs ever really guilty? And why are they a symbol of depression when so much of the time our dogs cheer us up...? Along the way he finds himself exploring much bigger subjects - war, bravery; office politics, current affairs, all given sudden levity and a new sanity when viewed through the prism of walking the dog. Funny, touching and surprisingly revealing - this is a sparkling source of amusement and comfort for dog-walkers everywhere.

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SKU GOR003014748
Title Diary of a Dog Walker: Time Spent Following a Lead
Author By (author) Edward Stourton
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Transworld Publishers Ltd
Year Published 2011
Number of Pages 192
ISBN 10 0857520075
ISBN 13 9780857520074
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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Anyone who ever walks a dog will know that if you are accompanied by a dog you can talk to anyone, and anyone can talk to you - about anything. What is more, while we may know that a dog is just a dog, we continue to allow ourselves to speak and think of our dogs as friends, individuals with a full claim on our affections. 'The reward is that dog-walking becomes like reading a novel, or watching a play: disbelief is suspended and for an hour or so, we are given licence to escape ordinary life. Fantasy flourishes and really quite trivial moments in a dog's life become a source of wonder to be laughed about and even worried over..'. As Edward Stourton takes Kudu for his walk he finds himself considering the whole gamut of things canine: Just how well does he know Kudu - and can our dogs know us as well? Do dogs perceive ownership as we do? How devoted is a dog? Are dogs ever really guilty? And why are they a symbol of depression when so much of the time our dogs cheer us up...? Along the way he finds himself exploring much bigger subjects - war, bravery; office politics, current affairs, all given sudden levity and a new sanity when viewed through the prism of walking the dog. Funny, touching and surprisingly revealing - this is a sparkling source of amusement and comfort for dog-walkers everywhere.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR003014748
Title Diary of a Dog Walker: Time Spent Following a Lead
Author By (author) Edward Stourton
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Transworld Publishers Ltd
Year Published 2011
Number of Pages 192
ISBN 10 0857520075
ISBN 13 9780857520074
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No