A Dog's Life

Mass Market Paperback | June 11, 2009

byMartin Clunes

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Eustace is the undisputed patriarch of the Farquhar family--that is, he would be if everyone left him alone so he could get on with things, like shaving, and finding his way downstairs.
It's not Henry's fault that he snores and that his marriage has collapsed. Or that he failed to get into the cricket team. But he has made up for it and is now a faster motorist than ever he was a bowler. He is a good father too, and one day, when he wakes up from day-dreaming, his son Kenneth will thank him.
It is good that Anne sleeps with a whistle in her mouth--how else could she terrify the burglars? As for Mathilda, she wold love to like her mother, but prefers going for long walks with the dog. But what will happen to them all if the dog dies?
The story is followed by a devastating postscript. Placing this eccentric family in isolation after two world wars and at the beginning of our aggressive financial culture, it turns comedy into tragedy.A Dog's Lifemarked a very personal addition to Michael Holroyd's remarkable career.

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Eustace is the undisputed patriarch of the Farquhar family--that is, he would be if everyone left him alone so he could get on with things, like shaving, and finding his way downstairs.It's not Henry's fault that he snores and that his marriage has collapsed. Or that he failed to get into the cricket team. But he has made up for it and...

Martin Clunes is one of Britain's favourite actors, the star ofDoc Martinand the voice ofKipper the Dog. He lives in the West Country with his family and his dogs.
Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 7.5 × 4.2 × 1.75 inPublished:June 11, 2009Publisher:HodderLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0340977051

ISBN - 13:9780340977057

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Part memoir, part canine love affair, Clunes tells an engaging tale of life in the country with beloved dogs... A lovely read-AND magazine