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    DescriptionOne winter's afternoon, Stephen Foster walked into a dog re-homing centre with the intention of picking up a retired greyhound. Instead, he acquired an abandoned lurcher pup. Foster's knowledge of dogs was so vague that he had to look up 'lurcher' in key reference work "The Giant Book of the Dog", to find out what sort of animal was coming to join the family. His research counted for little: the new arrival did not conform to any known breed standard, or indeed any standard whatsoever that might be considered dog-normal. "Walking Ollie" is a hilarious - and often heartrending - account of one man's attempt to turn a psychotic wild animal into something resembling a domestic pet.


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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: 189
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 192 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781904977889
    ISBN 10: 190497788X
    Classifications

    BISAC V2.8: NON000000
    BIC E4L: PET
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.4
    BIC subject category V2: WNGD
    DC22: 636.7
    BISAC V2.8: TEC003020
    Thema V1.0: WNGD
    Publisher
    Short Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Short Books Ltd
    Publication date
    01 March 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Review quote
    "Ollie is trouble. But he is also a joy. So is reading about him. Walking Ollie is the best book about a dog for... let us say eight years." Roy Hattersley, Guardian"