Greyfriars Bobby The Story Of An Edinburgh Dog

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Greyfriars Bobby

Author : Jan Bondeson
ISBN : 9781445609379
Genre : Pets
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Explodes the myth of Edinburgh's Greyfriars Bobby.
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Greyfriars Bobby And The One O Clock Gun

Author : George Robinson
ISBN : 9781483601526
Genre : Fiction
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Featuring the story of the little dog from his first appearance in Greyfriars kirkyard. Based on press reports of the time, the story tells how the terrier meets Colour Sergeant Scott who feeds him and allows him to sleep in his flat at night. When Bobbys life is threatened, the Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh comes to his rescue and buys him a licence and collar. Now a celebrity, visitors including Baroness Burdett-Coutts the richest woman in the U.K. arrive from all over the world to see the little dog go for his dinner when the One oclock Gun fires from Edinburgh Castle.
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Greyfriars Bobby

Author : Eleanor Atkinson
ISBN : 142180123X
Genre : Fiction
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Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - - When the time-gun boomed from Edinburgh Castle, Bobby gave a startled yelp. He was only a little country dog - the very youngest and smallest and shaggiest of Skye terriers-bred on a heathery slope of the Pentland hills, where the loudest sound was the bark of a collie or the tinkle of a sheep-bell. That morning he had come to the weekly market with Auld Jock, a farm laborer, and the Grassmarket of the Scottish capital lay in the narrow valley at the southern base of Castle Crag. Two hundred feet above it the time-gun was mounted in the half-moon battery on an overhanging, crescent-shaped ledge of rock. In any part of the city the report of the one-o'clock gun was sufficiently alarming, but in the Grassmarket it was an earth-rending explosion directly overhead. It needed to be heard but once there to be registered on even a little dog's brain. Bobby had heard it many times, and he never failed to yelp a sharp protest at the outrage to his ears; but, as the gunshot was always followed by a certain happy event, it started in his active little mind a train of pleasant associations.
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Greyfriars Bobby

Author : Betty Kirkpatrick
ISBN : 9781471671777
Genre : Pets
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Greyfriars Bobby was a little terrier best remembered for his complete and utter loyalty to his owner. When his master died, Bobby took up a more or less constant vigil at his grave in Greyfriars Kirkyard, Edinburgh. Now Bobby's statue stands guard opposite the gates of the graveyard and is one of Edinburgh's most visited tourist sites. This is Bobby's story.
Category: Pets

Amazing Dogs

Author : Jan Bondeson
ISBN : 9781445609645
Genre : Pets
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Amazing Dogs tells the stories of some of the most extraordinary dogs in history.
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Greyfriars Bobby

Author : David Ross
ISBN : 1902407164
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Story of the Skye terrier who became a Scottish hero when he refused to leave his master's grave.
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Monumental Tales

Author : Jackie Buckle
ISBN : 9780718847937
Genre : Architecture
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Around the world there are thousands of pet statues and memorials with fascinating stories behind them. Some reveal insights into our social history, such as the little brown dog in Battersea that was a focus of suffragette riots. Others have wonderfully quirky origins, like the twenty-three cats of York: sculptures added to buildings designed by a cat-loving architect. Many more reveal tales of courage, loyalty, myth, and legend. From Egyptian cat goddesses and the heroic dogs of war, to search-and-rescue canines on 9/11 and Tombili the Turkish moggy who became an Internet sensation, this book brings together a selection of the most surprising, amusing and illuminating stories, complete with dozens of full-colour photographs. Anyone with an appreciation of pets, the varied roles they play in our lives, and the ways in which our relationships with them have evolved over time, will find much of interest in this book.
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Greyfriars Bobby A Puppy S Tale

Author : Michelle Sloan
ISBN : 1782505903
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For all dog-lovers, a heart-warming and original story about the origins of one of Scotland's best-loved characters.

The Tale Of Greyfriars Bobby

Author : Lavinia Derwent
ISBN : 9780141937328
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Bobby, a lively little Skye Terrier, adores his master Auld Jock and when the old man dies, Bobby refuses to leave his grave in Greyfriars Churchyard in Edinburgh. By day, he plays with local orphans and eats at a nearby tavern, but every night for fourteen years Bobby returns faithfully to sleep by his master's grave. Based on a true story.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

On Glasgow And Edinburgh

Author : Robert Crawford
ISBN : 9780674067271
Genre : History
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A mere forty miles apart, these cities have enjoyed a scratchy rivalry since wistful Edinburgh lost parliamentary sovereignty and defiant Glasgow came into its industrial promise. Crawford brings them to life between the covers of one book, in a tale that mixes novelty and familiarity, as Scotland’s cultural capital and largest commercial city do.
Category: History

Diary Of A Dog Walker

Author : Edward Stourton
ISBN : 9781446487631
Genre : Nature
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‘If you are accompanied by a dog you can talk to anyone, and anyone can talk to you – about anything ...’ And they do. Edward Stourton’s walks with, Kudu, his dog, become an opportunity for wonderfully unlikely encounters, and reflecting on the world from the dog-walker’s perspective proves remarkably illuminating. Ed and Kudu’s small trips to the park offer up big insights into romantic attachment, honour and heroism, guilt and depression, our sense of duty, beauty and the hard facts of life’s pecking order. Diary of a Dog-Walker is witty, wise and will be utterly irresistible to any man or woman with a dog.
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The Ghost Of Greyfriar S Bobby

Author : Ruth Brown
ISBN : 0525455817
Genre : Dogs
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The gardener tells of the devoted dog who lingered near his master's grave from 1858 until his own death in 1872 and who won the affection of an entire town in Scotland.
Category: Dogs

Britain By Britrail 2003

Author : LaVerne Ferguson-Kosinski
ISBN : 0762724897
Genre : Travel
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Travelers learn how to tour England, Scotland, and Wales by train, with detailed side trips to other towns and points of interest from London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Cardiff. Tips on keeping costs down, traveling light, conquering jet lag, exchanging currency, and languages included. Photos and detailed station and city maps.
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A Damn Fine Growth

Author : Veronica Pinckard
ISBN : 9781477124130
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This Autobiography was written at the insistence of a daughter who was curious about my life . Far from a dreadful childhood I laughed as I wrote it, - realizing it was ripe with the richness of the ever-cheery Cockney. Born in London opposite the Houses of Parliament I was the last of 16 children. Poverty and war; evacuation; my home destroyed; war work where the first jet engines were flown and refueling in flight invented. Seven brothers, my father, and my husband whod served aboard RMS Venus on those horrendous Russian Convoys in U-boat-infested waters, all had served King and Country. My husband never got over living at fever pitch. We emigrated to Canada and New Zealand, finally to California. Settled now in the Santa Clarita Valley with my second husband, I have been a docent for 26 years at the Los Angeles Zoo touring school children; visiting schools to show slides on the plight of endangered animals; reading to children at a local school; attending college classes and ongoing programs at the local Senior Center. Our children and grandchildren live close by; 24 around the Christmas table keeps us all happily connected. Attending Tai Chi classes with my husband, I took up playing the piano four years ago. I keep busy singing with a Senior group, writing stories, knitting and crocheting. Together we have travelled much of the globe. I hope the reader will find parallels of his own. Life is never as bad as we think!
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Britain By Britrail 2002

Author : LaVerne Ferguson-Kosinski
ISBN : 0762711965
Genre : Great Britain
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Britain by BritRail and Europe by Eurail are the only ones devoted exclusively to rail travel in Europe and Great Britain, with both timetables and suggestions on what to see and do along the way. Each guide has the most up-to-date information on fares, schedules, and pass options. Extras include: -- Tips on keeping costs down, traveling light, conquering jet lag, exchanging currency, and languages -- Current photos and detailed station and city maps -- Anecdotal and historical sidebars -- The latest information on the Chunnel and other Channel crossings -- Optional preplanned itineraries for the easiest travel imaginable There is no better way to see England, Scotland, and Wales than by train, and there is no better guide to the British train system than by Britain by BritRail. This guide explains how to use London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Cardiff as base cities for day excursions to outlying points of interest.
Category: Great Britain

The Modern Dog

Author : Stanley Coren
ISBN : 9781439100622
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Dogs are invented creatures -- invented by humans, who have been shaping the lives of these four-legged companions for more than 14,000 years. However, we often forget that, just as dogs live in our world, we live in theirs. The Modern Dog is a look at our coevolution, interpreting both canine and human points of view, by Dr. Stanley Coren, the most consistently popular author of dog books ever. A fascinating treasure trove of information gleaned from science, folklore, religious writing, tradition, and politics, The Modern Dog explores not only how dogs behave, but also how we share our lives with our dogs. Much more a romp than a formal exposition, The Modern Dog's profiles and tales are funny, sweet, quirky, and reveal a lot about both species and our centuries-long partnership. This book will show you how the mutually beneficial relationship between humans and dogs might very well be the reason why early Homo sapiens evolved and survived while Neanderthals became extinct. You will see how dogs have played many prominent roles in human history, from ancient Egypt, where Pharaoh Ramses II was buried with the names and statues of four of his dogs, to modern American politics, where many U.S. presidents have derived comfort from canine companionship. Our modern dog is quite different from the dogs that existed even a century ago, its job having changed dramatically from the hunting, herding, retrieving, and guarding for which many were bred. In this book, you will see that it is often how people respond to and interpret the actions of dogs (and dog owners) that has a greater effect on the dog's life than the behavior patterns that have been programmed into the dog's genes. The Modern Dog will show you how some of your dog's strange and funny habits are his own and some come from you. Illustrated throughout with Dr. Coren's own charming drawings, The Modern Dog chronicles the various aspects of how we interact with dogs, how society responds to dogs, how our relationships with dogs have changed over history, and where dogs fit into our personal and emotional lives. It does this by telling the stories of dogs that work, dogs that love, dogs that behave badly, and dogs that will make you laugh.
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Author : Susan McHugh
ISBN : 9781861894885
Genre : Nature
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Dogs are perhaps our most popular pets, and certainly one of the best-loved of all animals. They are not only humanity’s best friend, they are also its oldest: burial sites dating back 12,000 years indicate that dogs moved alongside prehistoric peoples before, during and after both species settled the world. The story of the canine has been fundamentally entwined with that of humanity since the earliest times, and this ancient and fascinating story is told in Susan McHugh’s Dog. This book unravels the debate about whether dogs are descended from wolves, and moves on to deal with canines in mythology, religion and health, dog cults in ancient and medieval civilizations as disparate as Alaska, Greece, Peru and Persia, and traces correspondences between the histories of dogs in the Far East, Europe, Africa and the Americas. Dog also examines the relatively recent phenomenon of dog breeding and the invention of species, as well as the canine’s role in science fact and fiction; from Laika, the first astronaut, and Pavlov’s famous conditioned dogs, through to science fiction novels and cult films such as A Boy and his Dog. Susan McHugh shows how dogs today contribute to human lives in a huge number of ways, not only as pets and guide dogs but also as sources of food in Asia, entertainment workers, and scientific and religious objects. Dog reveals how we have shaped these animals over the millennia, and in turn, how dogs have shaped us.
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Greyfriars Bobby

Author : Richard Brassey
ISBN : 1444000578
Genre : Greyfriars Bobby (Dog)
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Everyone has heard the legend of Greyfriars Bobby, the Skye terrier who belonged to a policeman in Edinburgh more than one hundred and fifty years ago - and who was as loyal in death as in life to his master. He was so famous that it's said that Queen Victoria paid him a special visit. But until now, not all the facts of this often told story have been known. Richard Brassey uncovered new research in preparing this book. Best of all, however, is the warmth and humour in the words and pictures that has made this story a favourite for generations of readers.
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It Takes A Dog To Raise A Village

Author : Ruth Gordon
ISBN : 9781607556848
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This collection of true stories celebrates the lives of a handful of vagabond dogs who spurned confinement and one-family ownership. Each dog's tale is unique: Boozer had his own bank account and appeared on Good Morning America; Owney spent his life riding U.S. mail trains and can now be seen in the Smithsonian Institute; Greyfriars Bobby snuck into the cemetery every night for 14 years to sleep on his deceased master's grave; Lampo became famous for riding the railways of Italy but always returned to the same station; Tricksey offered companionship to the residents of a nursing home; Patsy Ann watched the shores of Alaska and knew before all others that a ship was arriving even though she was stone deaf. These atypical dogs all share the same independent spirit that inspires human admiration and devotion. It Takes a Dog to Raise a Village is a tribute to their spirit and their unusual bonds with the humans who knew them. The text is highlighted by pencil drawings.
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