My Dog Tulip, J. R. Ackerley
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My Dog Tulip

Author: J. R. Ackerley

Narrator: Ralph Cosham

Unabridged: 4 hr 29 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Published: 07/18/2011

Genre: Biography & Autobiography - Personal Memoirs

Synopsis

Distinguished British man of letters J. R. Ackerley hardly thought himself a dog lover when, well into middle age, he came into possession of a German shepherd named Tulip. To his surprise, she turned out to be the love of his life, the ideal friend he had been seeking in vain for years. My Dog Tulipis a bittersweet retrospective account of their sixteenyear companionship, as well as a profound and subtle meditation on the strangeness that lies at the heart of all relationships. In vivid and sometimes startling detail, Ackerley tells of Tulips often erratic behavior and very canine tastes and of his own fumbling but determined efforts to ensure for her an existence of perfect happiness. My Dog Tuliphas been adapted to screenas a major animatedfeature filmwith a cast that includesChristopher Plummer,Lynn Redgrave, and Isabella Rossellini. It has been heralded as a stroke of genius by New York Magazine and the love story of the year by Vanity Fair.

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