A Dog's Life

A Dog's Life

Book - 1995
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Random House, Inc.
The bestsellling author of A Year in Provence and Hotel Pastis now surveys his territory from a differnt vantage point: the all-fours perspective of his dog, Boy--"a dog whose personality is made up of equal parts Boswell and Dr. Johnson, Mencken and A. A. Milne" (Chicago Sun-Times). Enhanced by 59 splendidly whimsical drawings by Edward Koren.


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Baker & Taylor
The author chronicles the exploits of Boy, his clever canine companion, from the dog's perspective, from his humble beginnings to joining the Mayle household to his adventures throughout France

Blackwell North Amer
Once again Peter Mayle takes us to glorious Provence, this time yielding center stage to his beloved dog, Boy, an uncannily perspicacious and shaggy canine of unknown origins who recounts his event-filled life in this unique and rollicking memoir.
From his humble beginnings fighting siblings for liquid sustenance, until the day he establishes undisputed control of the Mayle household, Boy describes his village life as a bachelor, his contempt for hunters, his love (after a fashion) for chickens, his amorous interludes, his run-ins with plumbers and other human annoyances, his athletic diversions, his dinner-party tidbits (literally), and other joyous and trying adventures in the French countryside.
Boy's understanding of human foibles, his stylistic insouciance (learned, no doubt, at his master's feet), and Edward Koren's superlative drawings make for a wonderful visit to Mayle country.

Baker
& Taylor

The best-selling author of A Year in Provence chronicles the exploits of Boy, his clever canine companion, from the dog's perspective, from his humble beginnings to joining the Mayle household to his adventures throughout France. 125,000 first printing. $100,000 ad/promo. Tour.

Publisher: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1995.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780679441229
0679441220
Branch Call Number: MAY
Characteristics: 192 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.

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Barbara5060 Jun 23, 2012

I found this an amusing read. There were a few sections I had to read to my friends -- his flirtation with a dog too small, the moves to gain forgiveness. Fun, easy read.

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FavouriteFiction Sep 30, 2009

Boy, a shaggy canine, give his views on humans and the silly things they do.

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Barbara5060 Jun 25, 2012

I never hurry through the forest for fear of missing something. I prefer to prowl, all senses alert, the master of the wilderness and scourge of small things that squeak. p, 119

I'm not one for pining -- at least, not on an empty stomach.
p. 121

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