A Dog's Life by Michael Holroyd audiobook

A Dog's Life

By Michael Holroyd
Read by Jonathan Keeble

MacLehose Press
5.72 Hours 1
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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 wold 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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Summary

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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 wold 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Michael Holroyd has a great novelist's sense of the obstinate mystery of the human person. George Steiner
A writer who can do with English what his forbears so signally could not do with money; keep its value up Candia McWilliam, London Evening Standard
One of the great biographers of our age. Lynn Barber, Daily Telegraph
“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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Author Bio: Michael Holroyd

Author Bio: Michael Holroyd

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.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 5.72
Audience: Adult
Language: English