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Description - My Animals and Other Family by Julia Blackburn

In these five stories Julia Blackburn recalls the significant animals in her life and in so doing gives us a sidelong glance at the human members of her family, her painter mother and poet father. First comes Congo the bush baby, from the jungles of Madagascar via Harrods pet department. He slept in an old cap on the back of the door, and could leap about the room via the picture rails. Then there are tropical fish, tortoises, chickens, guinea pigs, foxes (the last three a combustible combination), pigs, and two very distinctive dogs, Julia s own dog Jason, a cocker spaniel whose habits of servility and loyalty Julia s father, Thomas, was determined to undo ( He s worse than Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, fawning at my heels! ) and Henry, a Parson Jack Russell terrier that Thomas got after his divorce, a dog of great independence, dignity and forbearance, whom his master used to take mountaineering. This is a delightful book, wry, funny and wise, and unmistakably the work of Julia Blackburn.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780224082341
ISBN-10: 0224082345
Format: Hardback
(186mm x 134mm x 13mm)
Pages: 96
Imprint: Jonathan Cape Ltd
Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Julia Blackburn

Julia Blackburn is the author of five books of non-fiction, Charles Waterton, The Emperor's Last Island, Daisy Bates in the Desert, Old Man Goya and With Billie, and two novels, The Book of Colour and The Leper's Companions, both of which were shortlisted for the Orange Prize. She is writing a memoir, The Three of Us, for publication in spring 2008. She is married to the artist Herman Makkink and they live in Suffolk and Italy.

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