I...HAD A DOG...IN ALKRINGTON
For 8 Great Years
My book is a personal, perhaps parochial and anecdotal, but nonetheless sociological consideration of the pleasures and pains of having a dog in your life. It is a story that every dog-lover will surely find empathy with. But it is also an attempt to explore some of the common-thread factors....of relationships, attachments, and the inevitable and developmental changes and stages....that affect us all on our journey through life.... through a focus on the life, loss and bereavement of our family pet.
The title is taken from the famous Meryl Streep 'I had a farm in Africa' line, as she played the central character, Karen Blixen, in the film, 'Out of Africa'. That was an intimate and moving story of unexpected attachment......and, hopefully, this is another......
- AuthorHouse UK, November 2009
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