A Dog's Life by Peter Mayle

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The bestsellling author of A Year in Provence and Hotel Pastis now surveys his territory from a differnt vantage point: the all-fours perspective of his dog, Boy--"a dog whose personality is made up of equal parts Boswell and Dr. Johnson, Mencken and A. A. Milne" (Chicago Sun-Times). Enhanced by 59 splendidly whimsical drawings by Edward Koren.
 

About Peter Mayle

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Peter Mayle is the author of twelve previous books, six of them novels. A recipient of the Légion d'Honneur from the French government for his cultural contributions, he has been living in Provence with his wife, Jennie, for twenty years.
 
Published July 3, 2013 by Vintage. 205 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Travel, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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Both canine ``memoir'' and cautionary tale, this sprightly account of the further adventures of Boy, Mayle's real-life dog introduced in Toujours Provence, is a gem of its kind.

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Mayle's novel purports to be a confessional autobiography-of the author's dog, Boy.

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Entertainment Weekly

With his fourth book, former London adman-turned-Francophile belletrist Mayle (A Year in Provence, Toujours Provence) seems to have tired of trumpeting the gastronomic feats and personal peccadilloes of his neighbors, and has written a ''memoir'' from the point of view of Boy, the family dog.

Apr 21 1995 | Read Full Review of A Dog's Life

Entertainment Weekly

In his fourth book, London adman-turned-Francophile Peter Mayle seems to have tired of trumpeting the gastronomic feats and personal peccadilloes of his neighbors, and has written a ''memoir'' from the point of view of Boy, the family dog.

Aug 02 1996 | Read Full Review of A Dog's Life

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Eagerly taken in by "Madame," who, it is safe to assume, is Mayle's wife, less eagerly embraced by her "other half," the dog—christened Boy (as in "what a good boy")—settles into a generally blissful existence.

Apr 03 1995 | Read Full Review of A Dog's Life

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