Description - Barking Mad by Tom Quinn
'Barking Mad', with outstanding illustrations by Nicola L Robinson, taps into the British passion for dogs by bringing together a unique collection of extraordinary, touching and sometimes bizarre but true stories covering sporting dogs (and hounds), military mascots, eccentric companions, war heroes and Royal dogs. Many of the best and most intriguing stories, some of which date back to the early 19th Century, have been discovered in long-forgotten books and magazines, but all reflect our enduring passion for man's best friend. Stories include everything from the Labrador that saved its master from drowning to the hound that spent years travelling unaccompanied across England by train to the pooch that carried a penny to the local bakery every day to buy its own cakes. AUTHOR: Tom Quinn has written a number of books about the history of the English countryside as well as books on fishing, eccentrics, long walks, railways, early aviation and the First World War. He is the author of 'BB Remembered', the life of children's author and illustrator Denys Watkins-Pitchford (better known as BB), 'The World's Greatest Shooting Stories', 'Heaven Upon Earth', and 'The Perfect Cast', all of which were published by Quiller. A keen walker and fisherman he is also the author of 'Backstairs Billy', a life of the Queen Mother's favourite page, William Tallon. Colour illustrations
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(216mm x 138mm x 20mm)
Quiller Publishing Ltd
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Author Biography - Tom Quinn
Tom Quinn is the author of many books, including The World's Greatest Shooting Stories (978-1-84689-084-0), Heaven Upon Earth (978-1-904057-67-3), and The Perfect Cast (978-1-84689-042-0). He writes occasional obituaries for The Times and has edited a number of magazines including The Countryman.
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