Red Dog by Louis de Bernieres

PUBLISHED: 12:18 20 April 2006 | UPDATED: 10:01 06 May 2010

NOT just beautifully illustrated, this short book by the author of Captain Corelli s Mandolin is also a delightful read and a little gem. It follows the nomadic life of Red Dog in outback Australia, beautifully recounting the mischief and mayhem he gets

NOT just beautifully illustrated, this short book by the author of Captain Corelli's Mandolin is also a delightful read and a little gem.

It follows the nomadic life of Red Dog in outback Australia, beautifully recounting the mischief and mayhem he gets up to.

The canine crusader roams among miners in the desert and quickly becomes a national hero as tales of the heroic hound pass from town to town.

The style is simple and the stories random, making Red Dog a romantic recollection of true stories - Red Dog was a real-life character revealed to de Bernières on a trip to Western Australia.

This is the perfect read for a rainy Sunday afternoon and you'll have skipped through the pages by teatime. 4/5


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