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    DescriptionBritain's answer to "Marley and Me"?the hilarious and heartwarming international bestseller about learning to live with a troublesome dog. Like many first-time pet owners, London-based novelist Stephen Foster was upbeat as he began his search for a puppy to adopt. How hard can it be to take care of a dog, he thought?read a guidebook or two, buy a few supplies, and get on with it. But all the books and supplies in the world couldn't have prepared him for life with Ollie, a willful and moody adopted dog who quickly demonstrated his displeasure at the notion of being told what to do. "Walking Ollie" tells the funny and charming story of how a growling, skittish man and his equally growling, skittish dog broke each other in, came to see eye to eye, and decided to become best friends.


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    Title
    Walking Ollie
    Subtitle
    Or, Winning the Love of a Difficult Dog
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stephen Foster
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 177
    Width: 124 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 1,656 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780399534294
    ISBN 10: 0399534296
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    LC subject heading:
    BIC E4L: PET
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.4
    DC22: B
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 600
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24280
    BIC subject category V2: WNGD
    Ingram Subject Code: PT
    Libri: I-PT
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: PET004000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: PET010000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC21: 636.7532
    DC22: 636.753
    LC classification: PR6056.O813 Z46 2008
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    Edition
    1
    Publisher
    Perigee Books
    Imprint name
    Perigee Books
    Publication date
    01 July 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Stephen Foster is a MacMillan PEN shortlisted story writer and novelist, and the author of several books of nonfiction including "Walking Ollie" and "Fetching Dylan," both of which appeared on the "London Sunday Times" bestseller list. He lives in Norwich, England, with his partner and fellow writer Trezza Azzopardi, and their lurcher puppy Dylan.
    Review quote
    ?[Ollie] is trouble. But he is also a joy. So is reading about him.? ?"Guardian" ?Foster's wryly perceptive book perfectly illustrates the truism that the only thing wrong with dogs is their owners.? ?"Times Literary Supplement" (London) ?British writer Foster ("It Cracks Like Breaking Skin") chronicles the many trials and misadventures of first-time dog ownership as he and his girlfriend consider various breeds, traipse through the woods with an eccentric vizsla breeder, scour animal shelters-and finally meet their match in Ollie, a fearful, stubborn saluki-greyhound mix. Resembling a Giacometti sculpture and profoundly defiant with strong ideas of his own about everything from mealtime manners to walks in the park, Ollie dispels Foster's hopes for a gentle canine companion; he leads the author into a series of comedic calamities-an unsuccessful attempt at discipline known as "the Incident of the Smack," a visit with Attila the animal psychologist, a wild chase