Red Dog is a West Australian, a lovable friendly red kelpie who found widespread fame as a result of his habit of travelling all over Western Australia, hitching rides over thousands of miles, settling in places for months at a time and adopting new families before heading off again to the next destination and another family - sometimes returning to say hello years later. While visiting Australia, Louis de Bernieres heard the legend of Red Dog and decided to do some research on this extraordinary story. After travelling to Western Australia and meeting countless people who'd known and loved Red Dog, Louis decided to spread Red Dog's fame a little further. The result is an utterly charming tale of an amazing dog with places to go and people to see. Red Dog will delight readers and animal lovers of all ages.
Louis de Berni res is the best-selling author of Captain Corelli's Mandolin, which won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, Best Book in 1995. His most recent novel is A Partisan's Daughter.
Louis De Bernieres
Random House Australia
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29 Aug, 2011
A beautiful story centred around one of Australia's harshest environments where everyone becomes one big family in order to survive the harsh conditions and lonely lifestyle, bringing out the best in the majority of people. Would have to touch the heart of anyone who has seen the movie, even a non-animal lover would shed a tear or two. I now look forward to reading the book.