The Clique Summer Collection #3: Alicia
A decade and one dog after penning the bestselling Racing Pigs And Giant Marrows, and inspired by the purchase of his new hound, a petit basset-griffon Vendeen called Little Man, Harry Pearson returns to the world of stalking, ferreting and beating with this ramble through the countryside. Harry Pearson was born into a dog-loving family and grew up with a variety of spaniels, terriers, collies and mongrels. He currently spends several hours every day running along behind a bassett-griffon pretending he really intended to go that way himself. Within these pages will be found anecdotes culled from forty-five years of living with dogs, wise observations on canine and human behaviour, historical tales of famous dogs, learned speculations on nature and descriptions of life in the real English countryside - a place where there are otters in the river, glue-sniffers in the woods and fisticuffs over fishing rights.
- Paperback | 144 pages
- 130 x 194 x 13mm | 136g
- 03 Jun 2008
- Little, Brown & Company
- New York, United States
About Lisi Harrison
Harry Pearson is a writer and journalist who regularly contributes to the Guardian, When Saturday Comes and GQ. He lives in Northumberland.
Our customer reviews
Even though ALICIA is the third book in THE CLIQUE SUMMER COLLECTION, I am yet to be bored by the series! Alicia is the character of the Clique who can stand out in a crowd. She goes to spend her summer without her parents in Spain, and she and Nina (who came to OCD in the series and caused a lot of havoc) create a lot of trouble. Alicia finds herself with a job she does not want, to pay for something that she should care about, but really doesn't. And she is trying to land a spot in a music video for a local pop star. How does she do it all and who will she meet along the way? Alicia is a brilliant character because she is so real. She really cares about her family, and even though she gets herself into a few compromising positions, she plays them off very fashionably. That is the kind of character I root for. So get your beach towel and get ready to read this short but enthralling novel!show moreby TeensReadToo