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A Girl's Best Friend - David Darcy

Hardcover Published: 1st December 2014
ISBN: 9781743363799
Number Of Pages: 156

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A Girl's Best Friend is a glorious documentation of the relationship between Aussie women and their canine besties.

From Tassie to the Top End, through the outback towns of Coober Pedy and Tennant Creek, to the coastal retreats of Fremantle, Cairns and Byron Bay and taking in the capital cities along the way, author- photographer David Darcy has traversed the length and breadth of the continent in search of women who have doggy tales to share.

A Girl's Best Friend showcases a cross-section of women and their dogs, from all over the country and from all walks of life. Whether it's Nancy sitting in her humpy in the desert with her beloved Blacky, or Beccy taking time out to stroll the beach with Stevie or Margrit with Diamond amid the hustle of Melbourne's Chapel Street, all these women have one thing in common: a loving, compassionate bond with their dogs - who are not simply dogs, but members of the family, of course!

The result is a series of wonderfully spontaneous and candid portraits of women and their canine companions - rescue dogs, family pets, working dogs or faithful guardians. Their stories are funny, powerful and heart-rending by turns and show us how strong are the ties that bind a girl to her best friend.

About the Author

David Darcy has been capturing unique portraits of dogs in Australia and abroad for the past fifteen years. He has become one of Australia's leading author- photographers, with a succession of best selling photographic books to his credit, which include Every Man and His Dog, Australian Mongrel, and five other photographic titles.

Born in the Blue Mountains in New South Wales, David developed a keen interest in photography from an early age. Over the years he has worked on numerous photography assignments that combine his dedication to his art, his eye for detail, with his passion for capturing iconic images of Australian dogs.

David acknowledges his own aging and beloved dogs as his biggest inspiration. He is a keen advocate for animal rights issues and has worked with many Australian animal welfare organisations.

An absolute delight for all ages

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This book is an absolute delight for anyone who loves dogs. The author/photographer travelled Australia to discover women with doggie tales to tell. Outback women, city-dwelling women, elderly women, active women, terminally ill women and their beloved dogs. Dogs of all description. Huge dogs, miniature dogs, pure-bred dogs, mongrel dogs. The stories of these women and their faithful companions are inspiring, moving, happy, intriguing, well-told and beautifully photographed in brilliant colour. The book itself is stunningly presented with dust cover that opens up to make a delightful wall picture while the hard cover is adorned with the same lovely illustations as the dust cover. The pages of rich, glossy paper do justice to the fine photos, the page setting out is attractive and the print very readable. I thoroughly recommend this delightful book.

Adelaide, Australia

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Nice pics

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Makes a good pressie if you like dogs.

Sydney

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A dog lovers great gift

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I bought this book as a gift for my sister who loves little dogs and has had one as i companion for many years, never being able to go longer than a couple of weeks without one, all her dogs have died from old age and illness so she is very dedicated to their care.

Brisbane

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ISBN: 9781743363799
ISBN-10: 1743363796
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 156
Published: 1st December 2014
Publisher: Murdoch Books
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 26.0 x 19.0  x 2
Weight (kg): 0.84
Edition Number: 1

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