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Barking Mad by Tom Quinn

Barking Mad by Tom Quinn

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Barking Mad, with outstanding illustrations by Nicola L Robinson, taps into the British passion for dogs by bringing together a unique collection of extraordinary, touching and sometimes bizarre but true stories covering sporting dogs (and hounds), military mascots, eccentric companions, war heroes and Royal dogs. Many of the best and most intriguing stories, some of which date back to the early 19th Century, have been discovered in long-forgotten books and magazines, but all reflect our enduring passion for mans best friend. Stories include everything from the Labrador that saved its master from drowning to the hound that spent years travelling unaccompanied across England by train to the pooch that carried a penny to the local bakery every day to buy its own cakes. '... Jock regarded the Scottish Central as his own particular railway... he made frequent trips to Aberdeen, Edinburgh, York and London. When he arrived at Perth station in the mornings and he arrived ready to travel three or four times a week the staff simply patted him and let him through without a ticket. He would then choose whichever train took his fancy, climb aboard and wait for the off...' from Travelling Terrier
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