All The Dogs Of My Life
All the Dogs of My Life
From Bijou, her very first dog, to Chunkie and Knobbie, her favourite, and last, canine companions, Elizabeth von Arnim takes us through the complex journey of her life. From her Pomeranian idyll (encapsulated in her first novel, Elizabeth and Her German Garden ) to less happy days in London following the death of her first husband; from the solitude of her Swiss mountain hideaway, to World War I and a disastrous second marriage, her dogs (or lack of) were always vital to her. Through them, Elizabeth von Arnim offers observations on life and society.
A captivating (in no way barking) autobiography. Dogs take the leading role, but it is also about troublesome husbands, wonderfu houses, a surprising life * Observer * As much a portrait of a vanished world as the autobiography of a well-loved author told through touching takes of canine companions * Big Issue *
About the Author
A greatly admired literary figure of her time, Elizabeth von Arnim was born in 1866 and brought up in England. She spent later years in Switzerland, the French Riviera and America, where she died in 1941....