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Blue Dog by Louis de Bernieres
  

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When a family tragedy means Mick is sent to the outback to live with his Granpa, it looks as if he has a lonely life ahead of him. The cattle station is a tough place for a child, where nature is brutal and the men must work hard in the heat and dust. However, after a cyclone hits, things change for Mick.

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Synopsis

Blue Dog by Louis de Bernieres

Exploring the floodwaters, he finds a lost puppy covered in mud and half-drowned. Mick and his dog immediately become inseparable as they take on the adventures offered by their unusual home, and the business of growing up, together. In this charming prequel to the much-loved Red Dog, Louis de Bernieres tells the moving story of a young boy and his Granpa, and the charismatic and entertaining dog who so many readers hold close to their hearts.

Reviews

'The kind of book that changes readers for the better... The love between Mick and Granpa, and the changing landscape they inhabit, are the highlights of this superb story.' Guardian

'Wise and heartwarming.' -- Max Davidson, Mail on Sunday

'[Blue Dog] is the heart-warming, funny, coming-of-age story... This is an irresistible, feel-good, laugh-out-loud tale... It is not an easy place to leave behind.' -- Nicolette Jones, Sunday Times

'A young adult novel that will appeal to all ages.' -- Lorna Cumming-Bruce, Financial Times

'A beautifully told story.' -- Emily Bearn, Daily Telegraph, Book of the Year

About the Author

Louis de Bernieres

Louis de Bernières 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 two collections of poetry, Imagining Alexandria and Of Love and Desire. He wrote Red Dog in 2001 and was inspired by the upcoming film about his canine hero to write this prequel.

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Book Info

Publication date

2nd November 2017

Author

Louis de Bernieres

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Author's Website

www.louisdebernieres.co.uk

Publisher

Vintage an imprint of Vintage Publishing

Format

Paperback
144 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
Family Drama

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781784704179

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