Tom Inglis To Love A Dog: The Story Of One Man, One Dog, And A Lifetime Of Love And Mystery


Code 9780241988510
A moving and engaging exploration of life alongside man's best friend
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Author: Tom Inglis

Date Published: 03-Sep-2020

"We did not get out much yesterday, so in the evening, although it was pitch dark, I suggested a walk down to the lake." Tom Inglis and his Wheaten terrier, Pepe, have lived together for eighteen years: countless days of walks and play and the odd bit of chaos. Now, though, they are both getting old. To Love a Dog tells the story of Tom's life with Pepe, and looks at the ancient connection between humans and dogs. It explores why we take on the hassle of caring for these pet animals who rely on us so completely, who can create mess and upset in our lives, and who will probably die before us, leaving us behind to grieve. Wise, life-affirming and often deeply moving, this is a book for everyone who has ever loved a dog.

About the Author
Tom Inglis is a sociologist and a life-long dog lover. Born and raised in Dublin, he now lives in a former schoolhouse (the school was once attended by John McGahern) in County Roscommon. For eighteen years he lived alongside Pepe, his beloved Wheaten terrier bitch. He is the author of several books, including Making Love: A Memoir and Moral Monopoly: The Rise and Fall of the Catholic Church in Modern Ireland.
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A little gem of a book
Quietly devastating ... A touching testament to the relationship between one man and his dog * Business Post *
Beautiful ... I heartily recommend it to anybody, whether you have a dog or whether you don't -- John Toal * BBC Radio Ulster *

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