A Dog's Life Paperback – 1 Jun 1996
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From the Inside Flap
The bestsellling author of A Year in Provence and Hotel Pastis now surveys his territory from a differnt vantage point: the all-fours perspective of his dog, Boy--"a dog whose personality is made up of equal parts Boswell and Dr. Johnson, Mencken and A. A. Milne" ("Chicago Sun-Times). Enhanced by 59 splendidly whimsical drawings by Edward Koren.
About the Author
Peter Mayle spent fifteen years in the advertising business, first as a copywriter and then as a reluctant executive, before escaping Madison Avenue in 1975 to write educational books for children. In 1990, Mr. Mayle published A Year in Provence, which became an international bestseller. He is also the author of Toujours Provence, Hotel Pastis, Encore Provence, Anything Considered and Chasing Cezanne. In addition to writing books which have been translated into more than twenty languages, Mayle has contributed to the Sunday Times, Financial Times, Independent, GQ and Esquire. He and his wife and two dogs live in the South of France.
Top customer reviews
I enjoy and often re-read the Provence books but this is not up to PM's standard and the illustrations are irritating. Unoriginal and bitty in both cases.
As for the joke about the drinker with the writing problem, that is the property of the late great Brendan Behan.
I remember 'Boy' from 'Toujours Provence' and looked forward to reading a book by him, but was dogged by disappointment.
Mayle writes the book through the eyes of the Dog, Boy. It is amusing,some parts made me laugh out loud, there are the usual cliches in french books, but any one who has spent time over there should identify with them. If you like dogs or france you will enjoy this latest offering from Mayle, if you like both then you shouldn't go wrong.
It is an ideal choice for a book club after a ream of "heavy" literature !
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