Red Dog

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Random House, Nov 30, 2011 - Fiction - 128 pages
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'In early 1998 I went to Perth in Western Australia in order to attend the literature festival, and part of the arrangement was that I should go to Karratha to do their first ever literary dinner. Karratha is a mining town a long way further north. The landscape is extraordinary, being composed of vast heaps of dark red earth and rock poking out of the never-ending bush. I imagine that Mars must have a similar feel to it.

I went exploring and discovered the bronze statue to Red Dog outside the town of Dampier. I felt straight away that I had to find out more about this splendid dog. A few months later I returned to Western Australia and spent two glorious weeks driving around collecting Red Dog stories and visiting the places that he knew, writing up the text as I went along. I hope my cat never finds out that I have written a story to celebrate the life of a dog.' Louis de Bernieres

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2 audio discs Life and travels of "bluey" audio Australian travels of a Red Cloud Kelpie. Dubbed a “professional traveler” rather than a stray, we experience the full emotional spectrum as we trail ... Read full review

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Purchased months ago due to a recommendation here at LT, this book sat on my shelves, unread, until this evening... ...why did I wait so long to delve into such a charming story? "Red Dog" is based ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Louis de Berničres is the best-selling author of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, which won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, Best Book in 1995. His most recent books are The Dust That Falls From Dreams, Birds Without Wings and A Partisan’s Daughter, a collection of stories, Notwithstanding, and a collection of poetry, Imagining Alexandria.

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