Greyfriars Bobby A Tale of Victorian Edinburgh by Frances Jarvie, Gordon Jarvie
  

Greyfriars Bobby A Tale of Victorian Edinburgh

Written by Frances Jarvie, Gordon Jarvie
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Synopsis

Greyfriars Bobby A Tale of Victorian Edinburgh by Frances Jarvie, Gordon Jarvie

The story of the Skye terrier who refused to leave his master's grave in Greyfriar's Kirkyard, Edinburgh, has been popular from Victorian times. This book tells the well-loved story and also gives the historical background with such sections as: The Lord Provost, William Chambers (who declared that 'no one's dog is everyone's dog' and gave Bobby the Freedom of the City of Edinburgh); William Brodie, the sculptor of the famous statue; Edinburgh's shocking health record; Bobby's Edinburgh; Bobby's breed - why the name? The book is illustrated with drawings and photographs and relevant objects from the collections of National Museums Scotland and its Scottish Life Archive. An eight-page activity section includes: Dog issues - true or false? How well do you know your dog? Wordsearch. Follow in Bobby's pawprints. Greyfriars Bobby is the latest title in the Scotties series of activity books for young readers. Each contains a wealth of interesting facts, stimulating activities, a list of websites and suggestions for places to visit.

Reviews

' ... recounts the well-known story of Edinburgh's favourite dog, in words and pictures. But it does so much more, also telling a tale of Victorian Edinburgh ... All laid out in an extremely appealing fashion, this is an excellent and enticing read.'

' ... aimed at young readers but of interest to all ages ... Bobby may be the hook for the book but the history, illustrations and explanations are a treasure trove for anyone who loves the city itself ... a welcome addition to the successful series of NMS Scottie Activity Books.'

' ... a useful resource for those who like to know the story behind the story, and for studying local history.'

About the Author

Frances and Gordon Jarvie are the editors of the Scotties and between them authors of eight titles in the series.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
48 pages

Author

Frances Jarvie, Gordon Jarvie
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Publisher

NMSE - Publishing Ltd

Publication date

12th May 2010

ISBN

9781905267415


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