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Extended Audio Sample Shaggy Muses: The Dogs Who Inspired Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Emily Bronte, Emily Dickinson, Edith Wharton, and Virginia Woolf, by Maureen Adams Click for printable size audiobook cover
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (110 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Maureen Adams Narrator: Polly Stone Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In Shaggy Muses, we visit Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Flush, the golden Cocker Spaniel who danced the poet away from death, back to life and human love. We roam the wild Yorkshire moors with Emily Brontë, whose fierce Mastiff mix, Keeper, provided a safe and loving outlet for the writer’s equally fierce spirit. We enter the creative sanctum of Emily Dickinson, which she shared only with Carlo, the gentle, giant Newfoundland who soothed her emotional terrors. We mingle with Edith Wharton, whose ever-faithful Pekes warmed her lonely heart during her restless travels among Europe and America’s social and intellectual elite. We are privileged guests in the fragile universe of Virginia Woolf, who depended for emotional support and sanity not only on her human loved 
ones but also on her dogs, especially Pinka–a gift from her lover, Vita Sackville-West–a black Cocker Spaniel who soon became a strong, bright thread in the fabric of Virginia and Leonard Woolf’s life together.

Based on diaries, letters, and other contemporary accounts–and featuring many illustrations of the writers and their dogs–these five miniature biographies allow us unparalleled intimacy with women of genius in their hours of domestic ease and inner vulnerability. Shaggy Muses also enchants us with a pack of new friends: Flush, Keeper, Carlo, Foxy, Linky, Grizzle, Pinka, and all the other devoted canines who loved and served these great writers.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Krazykat | 11/28/2013

    " behind every great author is a great dog! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Krista Simmons | 7/26/2013

    " This book was very "it is what it is". It was not disappointing, yet not enlightening either. It was fun to get a secret glimpse into the intimate lives of some of my favorite 19th century women author's, however. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Annm | 4/30/2013

    " I learned alot about the writers and their dogs. A fun and well written read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Joanne Thomson | 2/4/2013

    " Interesting, more for the information about the various artists. I love my dogs too. "

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