Labrador: The Story of the World’s Favourite Dog

Author: Ben Fogle

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007549032

Category: Pets

Page: 272

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Sunday Times Bestseller ‘Passionate and well-researched’ Tatler ‘A must-read’ Independent A social history of Labradors, and how they have become the world’s most beloved dogs, by writer, presenter and long-time dog lover Ben Fogle.
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Labrador: The Story of the World's Favourite Dog

Author: Ben Fogle

Publisher: William Collins

ISBN: 9780008168810

Category: History

Page: 272

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A social history of Labradors, and how they have become the world s most beloved dogs, by writer, presenter and long-time dog lover Ben Fogle, whose beloved black Labrador, Inca, famously accompanied him on numerous journeys and adventures. Labradors are the most popular breed of dog in the world. Not only a great family companion, they also excel at hunting, tracking, retrieving, guiding and rescuing. But where did the breed originally come from? How did it develop? When did black, yellow and chocolate Labradors first appear? Did they really all come from Labrador in Canada and are they really all related to just one dog? In this first history of the Labrador, Ben Fogle goes in search of what makes Labradors so special. Their extraordinary companionship, intelligence, work ethic and loyalty is captured by Ben as he weaves the story of the breed into his own story of his beloved Inca. Ben visits Canada, discovers hair-raising stories of early Labrador exploits and uncovers stories of RNIB Labradors and Labradors at war, Labradors as working dogs and every other manifestation of the Labrador s character. Exploring their origin, early characteristics, their use as gun dogs, as therapy dogs, as police dogs, as search and rescue dogs and last and absolutely not least as family pets, Ben tells the story of a dog breed which has captured our imagination and love for hundreds of years."
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The Invention of the Modern Dog

Breed and Blood in Victorian Britain

Author: Michael Worboys,Julie-Marie Strange,Neil Pemberton

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN: 1421426587

Category: Science

Page: 304

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Connecting the emergence and development of certain dog breeds to both scientific understandings of race and blood as well as Britain’s posture in a global empire, The Invention of the Modern Dog demonstrates that studying dog breeding cultures allows historians to better understand the complex social relationships of late-nineteenth-century Britain.
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Man's Best Friends - True Stories of the World's Most Heroic Dogs

Author: John McShane

Publisher: John Blake Publishing

ISBN: 1782190392

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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For thousands of years, men and women have known who to turn to in times of trouble - a dog. All over the world dogs have risked, and often lost, their lives to look after the human beings they care for. Their intelligence, devotion and astonishing courage to help humans in distress on countless occasions almost defies belief. Their stories range from Roselle the Labrador, who led her blind owner to safety from the carnage of the World Trade Centre, to the legends of Balto and Togo, two of the huskies who traversed over 1,000 kilometres of snow and ice to bring life-saving medicine to an isolated town, and Swansea Jack, the black Labrador who rescued almost 30 people from drowning and who had a statue erected in his honour. Many of the dogs featured in this book have been specially trained to help humans, a task they eagerly set about regardless of the physical risk they face as a result. Then there are the family pets who, when danger threatens, react with total disregard for their own wellbeing, caring only about one thing; protecting the humans they love.
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The Supernatural Index

A Listing of Fantasy, Supernatural, Occult, Weird, and Horror Anthologies

Author: Michael Ashley,Mike Ashley,William Contento

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313240300

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 933

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Indexes story collections by editor, book title, author, and story title
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Cocaine Confidential

True Stories Behind the World's Most Notorious Narcotic

Author: Wensley Clarkson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848663285

Category: True Crime

Page: 304

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Cocaine is the world's most notorious narcotic. It underpins a vast, multi-billion pound underworld with a dark and deadly side. But who really are the shadowy people behind this chilling network? The coca farmers, the jungle sweat-shop workers, the smugglers, the suppliers, and, ultimately, the dealers who provide for the world's hundreds of millions of users. Cocaine Confidential goes inside the lives of all these characters to reveal their stories for the first time. Along the way you'll meet hitmen, pimps, desperate former international footballers, coke barons, mules, hardened traffickers and corrupt cops as the truth is unravelled in a roller coaster ride through this secret world.
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Marley & Me

Author: John Grogan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848941412

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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THE NO. 1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER THAT MOVED DOG LOVERS ALL OVER THE WORLD **NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE, STARRING OWEN WILSON AND JENNIFER ANISTON** 'A book with intense appeal . . . tenderly follows its subject from sunrise to sunset' New York Times 'Not just a funny dog story . . . It's a universal story of family life and a publishing sensation' The Times 'Made me laugh so much I pulled a muscle in my solar plexus' Daily Mail 'A wonderful, moving book that even non-dog-lovers cannot fail to enjoy' Mail on Sunday * * * * * * The original book that moved millions of readers around the world and that inspired the major motion picture of the same name starring Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston. This No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller tells the heart-warming tale of how a wiggly yellow fur ball of a puppy could grow into a barrelling, ninety-seven pound stramroller of a Labrador retriever who would prove that unconditional love comes in many forms. John and Jenny were just beginning their life together. They were young and in love, with a perfect little house and not a care in the world. Along comes Marley, mischievous, hyperactive and so unruly he is expelled from obedience school. How could they possibly know that this incorrigible dog could teach them more about love for life than they could hope to teach him? Since becoming a major motion picture, starring Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson, this heart-warming and unforgettable story of a family and their haphazard dog has become a timeless family favourite.
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The Bookseller

A Newspaper of British and Foreign Literature

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bibliography

Page: N.A

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bibliography

Page: N.A

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Vols. for 1871-76, 1913-14 include an extra number, The Christmas bookseller, separately paged and not included in the consecutive numbering of the regular series.
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The Incredible Journey

Author: Sheila Burnford

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448161940

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

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'Only one thing was clear and certain - that at all costs he was going home, home to his own beloved master...’ The Hunter children must go abroad for the summer, so they reluctantly leave their three pets in the care of a friend. But the faithful animals only know they must get home again, somehow. So the labrador, the old bull terrier and the dainty Siamese cat set off on a perilous journey through the wilderness. But how will domestic animals fare against river rapids, hunger, icy temperatures and ferocious wild beasts? And if they make it home, will their owners be waiting for them? Includes exclusive material: In the Backstory you can find out about some incredible real-life pet adventures! Vintage Children’s Classics is a twenty-first century classics list aimed at 8-12 year olds and the adults in their lives. Discover timeless favourites from The Jungle Book and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to modern classics such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
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