Alfred Ollivant (1874-1927) was an English novelist best known for his children's classic Bob, Son of Battle. He also wrote about a dozen other novels ranging from small-scale cautionary tales to grand historical epics. Ollivant was born in Manchester, England, in 1874 and became an author after a horse-riding injury ending his brief military ...
Alfred Ollivant (1874-1927) was an English novelist best known for his children's classic Bob, Son of Battle. He also wrote about a dozen other novels ranging from small-scale cautionary tales to grand historical epics. Ollivant was born in Manchester, England, in 1874 and became an author after a horse-riding injury ending his brief military career. Bob, Son of Battle, his first novel, was published in 1898. Set in rural Cumbria, in northern England, the novel centres on a suspected sheepkilling collie Bob. Even though most of the book's dialogue is written in the Cumbrian dialect, it gained a popular following in the United States. He even published a sequel, Danny, in 1903.
Good. 0893757802. 8 oz.; 310 pages; PB aged w/some wear/markings good solid reading copy. Two sheep farmers and their sheepdogs engage in a years-long battle to prove their superiority in handling sheep--a battle which must end in death.
Good. No Jacket. Good Condition: Unmarked. Tight binding. Age toned paper. Moderate visible cover wear. Used vintage mass market paperback book copy of Bob, Son of Battle by Alfred Ollivant. Unabridged. A Watermill Classic. Mahwah NJ: Watermill Press, 1983. 310 pages. 4-1/8 x 7 inches, 18 cm. Alfred Ollivant (1874-1927) was an English novelist known best for his 1898 novel Owd Bob: Being the story of Bob, son of Battle, the last of the grey dogs of Kenmuir. Ollivant was born in Nuthurst, Sussex, and became an author after a horse-riding injury ended his brief military career. The story emphasizes the rivalry between sheep dogs and their masters, and chronicles the maturing of a boy, David, who is caught between them. (source: Wikipedia)Accurately described because we look! Out the door in 24! (except Sunday & Postal Holidays)
3.47. Would be as new but for faint signs of handling along the edges on the front wrapper. Unopened, uncreased and, alas, unread! Text block is tight and clean with comfortable type size. Bob, beloved champion sheep dog, vies with Red Wull to win the famous Shepherds' Trophy.
Mr. Olivant wrote the dog book of all dog books. He captured the locale, the denizens, and the dogs perfectly. I would recommend this book to any person interested in sheepdogging. The movie, supposedly based on the book, "Owd Bob," tells a totally different story, so do not be surprised if you have seen the movie before reading the book.
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