Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Greyfriars Bobby by Eleanor Atkinson

You might have heard the plot of this story before or at least have read or seen a tale that is similar. Like Lassie or Homeward Bound this is the story of a faithful little dog who will not leave his masters grave.

Although very touching and defiantly a good classic this book can be very hard to understand as the characters talk in Scottish accents and it can tend to feel as if the story runs on a bit too long as it takes a long time for anything to happen. A good thing about this book is that Eleanor Atkinson  describes everything vividly so that you do not have to imagine very hard to be with Bobby running through the streets of Edinburough .

While I was in Scotland I found out that because Greyfriars Bobby was so faithful Canada sent us a statue of their faithful dog Bum in return we gave them a statue of Greyfriars Bobby.

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