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    I love reading books and I am always on the hunt for good books . My favorites are historical novels but I also read everything else. Recently, I read a fantastic book and I thought some of you might also enjoy reading it. It is called "dog on it" by Spencer Quinn. It is a crime story narrated by Chet, the dog.... Absolutely hilarious and highly recommended!!!

    Maybe someone else can recommend another great dog-read?! Or any animal really

    There is another book I can highly recommend. I read it ages ago (it was written 1990...): "Felidae" by Akif Pirincci. This is not only for cat fans (believe me). It is a thriller narrated by a cat. Actually, the main characters are all cats. Really good!!!

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    One of my favourite dog related books is called THE PAWPRINTS OF HISTORY - Dogs and the Course of Human Events. The author is Stanley Coren.

    Its full of interesting information on real dogs that never made it into the history books.

    For example at the battle at the Little Big Horn General Custer's Deerhound Tuck died alongside her master. The Indians said afterwards they knew which soldier was Custer because of the tall grey dog that stood beside him until a few moments before the end.

    I was amazed at the number of famous people throughout history who were dog lovers. I thought I was a bit of a history buff but I had no idea some of these people even owned dogs.

    It's a fascinating book and a good read.

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    Thanks Deerhound! It sounds really interesting. I will have a look into it

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    Have you read Bryce Courtneys work?
    He is brilliant.
    I also love a historical type read and the Potato Factory books are superb as is Flinders Diary.
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    bugga,just realised you were after animal types
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    No worries Choppa. I only thought dog realated books might be more suited for the forum . But I don't know many Austalian authors and I don't know Bryce Courtney so I will definetely check out his books. Ta

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    I'm going to have to check out those ones you suggested hippo

    I have nothing animal related (I don't like sad stuff that makes you cry).

    I'm more into non-fiction...biography's are my fav. One's that are interersting, I'm reading about the Sydney Gonzalis family murderer at the moment...another good read is Desert Flower..about an african nomad woman, and my fav of favs..Escape, about a woman born into poligamy.

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    You guys might laugh but the best doggy book i picked up was
    "Dog Training For Dummies" I trained my dog with it and he turned out to be an angel.

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    Ok here's one that should appeal to almost everyone. It's a biography. It's historical. It's not sad. It's not sloppy and sentimental and it's a good read.

    Flush, a Biography by Virginia Woolf. Originally published in 1933 it was out of print for many years but was reprinted recently so it shouldn't be difficult to find a copy.

    It's the story of the romance and liberation of Elizabeth Barrett Browning and the first years of her marriage to Robert Browning as seen through the eyes of her dog Flush. An excellent character study of the humans and genuine understanding of the canine mind.

    It's not a cutesy dog story where the dog thinks like a human. It is a mature novel where a talented and perceptive author imagines how a dog would view the main characters and the lifestyles he must fit into.

    Highly recommended.

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    I have a book called 'Chosen by a horse' by Susan Richards. I loved it - sad, but I love the way she describes things - you can just imagine it! Horsey people can definitely relate to it (obviously lol).

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