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Where the Blue Begins

In a society of anthropomorphised canines, Gissing, a debonair young dog about town, adopts some orphaned puppies and begins to yearn for a more meaningful existence than his pleasant life in suburban Canine Estates. Simultaneously a fairy tale, a story about dogs, an allegory, and a satire, this fantastic and thought-provoking story full of beauty and meaning is worthy of a place on any bookshelf and is highly recommended for fans and collectors of Morley?s work. Christopher Morley (1890 - 1957) was an American novelist, poet, and journalist. Many antiquarian books such as this are increasingly hard to come by and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.

William Makepeace Thackeray – Barry Lyndon: The Two Most Engaging Powers of a Good Author Are to Make New Things Familiar and Familiar Things New.

The great author of Vanity Fair and The Luck Of Barry Lyndon was born in India in 1811. At age 5 his father died and his mother sent him back to England. His education was of the best but he himself seemed unable to apply his talents to a rigorous work ethic. However, once he harnessed his talents the works flowed in novels, articles, short stories, sketches and lectures. Sadly, his personal life was rather more difficult. After a few years of marriage his wife began to suffer from depression and over the years became detached from reality. Thackeray himself suffered from ill health later in his life and the one pursuit that kept him moving forward was that of writing. In his life time, he was placed second only to Dickens. High praise indeed.