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Greyfriars Bobby: The Most Faithful Dog in the World
     

Greyfriars Bobby: The Most Faithful Dog in the World

by Jan Bondeson
 

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• Brilliantly written narrative history.

• Challenges the legend of Bobby.

• Praise for the hardback published in 2011: 'Reveals there was more than one Greyfriars Bobby... all the evidence points to Scotland's most-loved pooch being two completely different dogs.' THE DAILY RECORD; 'There were two Greyfriars Bobbies!' THE SCOTS MAGAZINE;

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• Brilliantly written narrative history.

• Challenges the legend of Bobby.

• Praise for the hardback published in 2011: 'Reveals there was more than one Greyfriars Bobby... all the evidence points to Scotland's most-loved pooch being two completely different dogs.' THE DAILY RECORD; 'There were two Greyfriars Bobbies!' THE SCOTS MAGAZINE; 'Greyfriars Bobby was a Victorian con trick. Jan Bondeson has uncovered evidence that there were in fact two Bobbies and that neither of them belonged to the man buried in Greyfriar’s cemetery, Edinburgh, whose grave they sat on' THE DAILY MAIL; 'Greyfriars Bobby, the Victorian dog that held a 14-year vigil at the grave of its master, is actually a myth... a publicity stunt drummed up by local businessmen to attract custom to their corner of Edinburgh' THE DAILY TELEGRAPH.

No visitor to Edinburgh will miss the monument to Scotland’s most famous dog, the little Skye terrier Greyfriars Bobby. This amazing dog, the most faithful in the world, kept vigil at his master’s grave for fourteen long years. Many children’s books, and three successful films, have been inspired by the affecting story of this little dog, said to be the most inspiring tale of love and loyalty ever heard. Every summer, Bobby’s statue is surrounded by tourists from all over the world, some of whom weep profusely when they hear dog’s pathetic story. In this book, the true story of Greyfriars Bobby will finally be told for the first time, using original sources. Was Bobby really the canine paragon of virtue he has been presumed to be, or was he an unconscious impostor, taking advantage of the notions about extreme canine fidelity that were current at the time?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781445607627
Publisher:
Amberley Publishing
Publication date:
04/19/2014
Edition description:
Second Edition, Second edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Jan Bondeson is a senior lecturer at Cardiff University. He lived in London for many years, and has spent decades studying the criminal history of the metropolis. Of his many critically acclaimed books, his Amberley titles include 'Queen Victoria's Stalker' and 'Amazing Dogs'. He lives in Newport in Wales.

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