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Red Dog By Louis de Bernieres

Red Dog
by Louis de Bernieres

The enchanting story of a very remarkable dog from the author of the bestselling Captain Corelli's Mandolin. A few months later I returned to Western Australia and spent two glorious weeks driving around collecting Red Dog stories and visiting the places that he knew, writing up the text as I went along.
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Red Dog by Louis de Bernieres

The enchanting story of a very remarkable dog from the author of the bestselling Captain Corelli's Mandolin. `In early 1998 I went to Perth in Western Australia in order to attend the literature festival, and part of the arrangement was that I should go to Karratha to do their first ever literary dinner. Karratha is a mining town a long way further north. The landscape is extraordinary, being composed of vast heaps of dark red earth and rock poking out of the never-ending bush. I imagine that Mars must have a similar feel to it. I went exploring and discovered the bronze statue to Red Dog outside the town of Dampier. I felt straight away that I had to find out more about this splendid dog. A few months later I returned to Western Australia and spent two glorious weeks driving around collecting Red Dog stories and visiting the places that he knew, writing up the text as I went along. I hope my cat never finds out that I have written a story to celebrate the life of a dog.' Louis de Bernieres. `If you love Australia it will have you aching for the scent of gums and sight of the Southern Cross, while if you love dogs it is sure to make you highly indulgent towards the one you love' Observer

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Red Dog Reviews


"De Bernieres brilliantly evokes the red heat of Australian summers. Heat lifts off the pages: turning them is like opening furnace doors" * Spectator *
"When I finished the final chapter I immediately extended a sought-after invitation to my dog to spend the night on the bed" * Observer *
"Contains some of his best writing" * Sunday Times *
"It's a novel that will appeal to everyone whether they're dog-lovers or not." * Daily Express *

About Louis de Bernieres


Louis de Bernieres is the best-selling author of Captain Corelli's Mandolin, which won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, Best Book in 1995. His most recent books are The Dust That Falls From Dreams, Birds Without Wings and A Partisan's Daughter, a collection of stories, Notwithstanding, and a collection of poetry, Imagining Alexandria.

Additional information

GOR001239909
Red Dog by Louis de Bernieres
Louis de Bernieres
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2002-10-03
128
0099429047
9780099429043
N/A
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