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My Dog Tulip: Movie tie-in edition (J.R. Ackerley)

SFr. 17

The distinguished British man of letters J. R. Ackerley hardly thought of himself as a dog lover when, well into middle age, he came into possession of a German shepherd. To his surprise, she turned out to be the love of his life, the “ideal friend” he had been searching for in vain for years. My Dog Tulip is a bittersweet retrospective account of their sixteen-year companionship, as well as a profound and subtle meditation on the strangeness that lies at the heart of all relationships. In vivid and sometimes startling detail, Ackerley tells of Tulip’s often erratic behavior and very canine tastes, and of his own fumbling but determined efforts to ensure for her an existence of perfect happiness.   

Product Details: 

  • Hardcover: 160 pages 
  • Publisher: The Bodley Head Ltd; Revised edition edition (12 Nov. 1987)  Language: English 
  • ISBN-10: 0370311477 
  • ISBN-13: 978-0370311470 
  • Package Dimensions: 22.4 x 14.4 x 2 cm     

Review: 

'Wryly comic and strangely moving.' (Daily Mail) 

'A beautiful evocation of the relationship between dog and owner, which doesn't lapse into the sentimentality so common in the books that people write about their pets.' (Sunday Telegraph) 

'Best animal book ever, by a literary agent bonkers about his Alsatian bitch.' (Evening Standard)    

About the Author: 

J. R. Ackerley (1896-1967) was for many years the literary editor of the BBC magazine The Listener. His works include three memoirs, Hindoo Holiday, My Dog Tulip, and My Father and Myself, and a novel, We Think the World of You (all available as New York Review Books). --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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