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The Tale of Greyfriars Bobby Lavinia Derwent

Paperback / softback 80 pages

198 x 129 x 5mm
31st Oct 1985
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Bobby, a lively little Skye Terrier, adores his master Auld Jock and when the old man dies, Bobby refuses to leave his grave in Greyfriars Churchyard in Edinburgh. By day, he plays with local orphans and eats at a nearby tavern, but every night for fourteen years Bobby returns faithfully to sleep by his master's grave.Based on a true story.


Lavinia Derwent was the pen name of Scottish author Elizabeth Dodd, MBE (1909 - 1989).A writer and broadcaster, she is best known for her island novel series Sula, which she started in 1969.

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