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  • Hindoo Holiday: An Indian Journal (Travel Library)

    By J. R. Ackerley

    Our Price: $6.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780140095074
    • Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
    • Published: July 1984
  • My Dog Tulip

    By J. R. Ackerley

    Our Price: $6.95 - $7.00
    Kindle Price: $10.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781590174142
    • Publisher: New York Review Books
    • Published: August 2010
    The distinguished British man of letters hardly thought of himself as a dog lover when, well into middle age, he came into possession of a German shepherd. To his surprise, she turned out to be the love of his life, the 'ideal friend' he had been searching for in vain for years. MY DOG TULIP is a bittersweet retrospective account of their sixteen-year companionship, as well as a profound and subtle meditation on the strangeness that lies at the heart of all relationships. Ackerley tells of Tulip's often erratic behavior and very canine tastes, and of his own fumbling but determined efforts to ensure for her an existence of perfect happiness. Appendix. Illus., 1 photograph. 190p. Kindle Price: $9.39
  • We Think the World of You

    By J. R. Ackerley

    Our Price: $6.95 - $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781590173954
    • Publisher: New York Review Books
    • Published: March 2011
    We Think the World of You combines acute social realism and dark fantasy, and was described by J.R. Ackerley as “a fairy tale for adults.” Frank, the narrator, is a middle-aged civil servant, intelligent, acerbic, self-righteous, angry. He is in love with Johnny, a young, married, working-class man with a sweetly easygoing nature. When Johnny is sent to prison for committing a petty theft, Frank gets caught up in a struggle with Johnny’s wife and parents for access to him. Their struggle finds a strange focus in Johnny’s dog—a beautiful but neglected German shepherd named Evie. And it is she, in the end, who becomes the improbable and undeniable guardian of Frank’s inner world.

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