The Animal's Companion by Jacky Colliss Harvey audiobook

The Animal's Companion: People & Their Pets, a 26,000-Year Love Story

By Jacky Colliss Harvey
Read by Nicola Barber

Black Dog & Leventhal 9780316466219
8.15 Hours Unabridged
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A New York Times bestselling author's compelling portrait of the universal human need for animal companions-from dogs and cats to horses, birds, and snakes. In THE ANIMAL'S COMPANION, acclaimed author of Red: A History of the Redhead, Jacky Colliss Harvey turns her keen eye for cultural investigation and her remarkable story-telling skills to the history of animals as our companions in every-day life. It's a history that dates back as far as 26,000 years ago to a cave in France where anthropologists have since discovered evidence of a boy and his dog taking a walk together. From this point forward Colliss Harvey takes us on a sweeping journey through centuries and across continents to examine how our relationships with our pets have developed, but also stayed very much the same. Along the way she shares delightful stories of the most famous, endearing, and sometimes eccentric pet owners throughout history.

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A New York Times bestselling author's compelling portrait of the universal human need for animal companions-from dogs and cats to horses, birds, and snakes.


In THE ANIMAL'S COMPANION, acclaimed author of Red: A History of the Redhead, Jacky Colliss Harvey turns her keen eye for cultural investigation and her remarkable story-telling skills to the history of animals as our companions in every-day life. It's a history that dates back as far as 26,000 years ago to a cave in France where anthropologists have since discovered evidence of a boy and his dog taking a walk together.

From this point forward Colliss Harvey takes us on a sweeping journey through centuries and across continents to examine how our relationships with our pets have developed, but also stayed very much the same. Along the way she shares delightful stories of the most famous, endearing, and sometimes eccentric pet owners throughout history.

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Author Bio: Jacky Colliss Harvey

Author Bio: Jacky Colliss Harvey

Jacky Colliss Harvey is a writer and editor. She studied English at Cambridge University and art history at the Courtauld Institute. She has worked in museum publishing for the past twenty years and is a commentator and reviewer who speaks in both the UK and abroad on the arts and their relation to popular culture. Her red hair has also found her an alternative career as a life model and a film extra playing everything from a society lady in Atonement to a Parisian whore in Bel-Ami. She lives in London.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 8.15
Audience: Adult
Language: English