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Dog in the Snow by James Riddell

Dog in the Snow by James Riddell

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Dog in the Snow

by James Riddell

Michael Joseph, 1957, [First Edition], black and white frontispiece, hardcvoer, dust-jacket

Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing to edges and corners, previous owners inscription on front end-paper, age-toned DJ marks to end-papers, price-clipped dust-jacket with some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing, creasing, chips and small tears to edges, some repaired tears, some markings (see photographs)

"He was an Alsatian called Rex, who lived among the snows of the mountains of Lebanon and Syria.  When the author first met him, in November 1941, Rex belonged to a bishop of the Maronite Church.  Rex disliked strangers, but James Riddell proved an exception.  The dog became his devoted companion at the newly formed ski instruction school which the author was appointed to command.
Rex was a great favourite with the troops who came to the school from all regiments and nations - Australians, New Zealanders, Greeks, Gurkhas, and British.  This is Rex's story and theirs.
Dog in the Snow is an informative book about an almost unknown war-time activity, written with great charm and humour.  Al who love animals, and particularly those who can understand the fascination of ski-ing, will delight in the book."


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