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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Holroyd Narrator: Jonathan Keeble Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2016 ISBN: 9781681442532
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Eustace is the undisputed patriarch of the Farquhar family—that is, he would be if everyone left him alone so he could get on with things, like shaving, and finding his way downstairs.

It’s not Henry’s fault that he snores and that his marriage has collapsed. Or that he failed to get into the cricket team. But he has made up for it and is now a faster motorist than ever he was a bowler. He is a good father too, and one day, when he wakes up from day-dreaming, his son Kenneth will thank him.

It is good that Anne sleeps with a whistle in her mouth—how else could she terrify the burglars? As for Mathilda, she would love to like her mother, but prefers going for long walks with the dog. But what will happen to them all if the dog dies?

The story is followed by a devastating postscript. Placing this eccentric family in isolation after two world wars and at the beginning of our aggressive financial culture, it turns comedy into tragedy. A Dog’s Life marked a very personal addition to Michael Holroyd’s remarkable career.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Michael Holroyd has a great novelist’s sense of the obstinate mystery of the human person.”

    George Steiner, critic, essayist, philosopher

  • “A writer who can do with English what his forbears so signally could not do with money; keep its value up.”

    London Evening Standard

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About the Author

Michael Holroyd was born in 1935. He was at school at Eton and completed his education in public libraries. His biographies of Lytton Strachey, Augustus John, Bernard Shaw, and Ellen Terry established him as one of the most influential biographers of modern times. He was awarded a C. B. E. in 1989 and knighted in 2007, and is President Emeritus of the Royal Society of Literature.

About the Narrator

Jonathan Keeble, winner of four AudioFile Earphones Awards, combines his audio work with a busy theater and television career. He has been featured in over six hundred radio plays for the BBC, appearing in everything from Shakespeare and Sherlock Holmes to Doctor Who and The Archers, in which he played the evil Owen. As an Earphones Award–winning narrator, he is in high demand for his voice work. He has recorded over two hundred audiobooks.