Red Dog is a West Australian, a lovable friendly red kelpie who found widespread fame as a result of his habit of travelling all over Western Australia, hitching rides over thousands of miles, settling in places for months at a time and adopting new families before heading off again to the next destination and another family - sometimes returning to say hello years later.
While visiting Australia, Louis de Bernieres heard the legend of Red Dog and decided to do some research on this extraordinary story. After travelling to Western Australia and meeting countless people who'd known and loved Red Dog, Louis decided to spread Red Dog's fame a little further. The result is an utterly charming tale of an amazing dog with places to go and people to see. RED DOG will delight readers and animal lovers of all ages.
About the Author
Louis de Berni res is the best-selling author of Captain Corelli's Mandolin, which won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, Best Book in 1995. His most recent novel is A Partisan's Daughter.
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"De Bernieres brilliantly evokes the red heat of Australian summers. Heat lifts off the pages: turning them is like opening furnace doors" Spectator 20020614 "When I finished the final chapter I immediately extended a sought-after invitation to my dog to spend the night on the bed" Observer 20020614 "Contains some of his best writing" Sunday Times "It's a novel that will appeal to everyone whether they're dog-lovers or not." Daily Express
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: October 2002
Dimensions (cm): 17.5 x 12.0 x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.108