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Red Dog - Louis de Bernières
Red Dog
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'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... show more
'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
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780099429043 (0099429047)
ASIN: 99429047
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 128
Edition language: English
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A little tea, a little chat
A little tea, a little chat rated it
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Haven't read, but seen the movie, upon a high recommendation. (Noela, you have a lot of making up to do.) I see that in the book the dog's only 'master' is half-Maori. In the movie they have made him American, played by an actor of some note, presumably because Americans don't watch movies that don'...
Nadine's Nook
Nadine's Nook rated it
Sweet, simple and accesible.
Books etc.
Books etc. rated it
Wonderful collection of short stories about Tally-ho a.k.a the Red Dog's travel and adventure around Australia. Based on a real dog, it's still Bernieres' story-telling and characters that made it so touching.
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