Dead Pets: Stuff Them, Eat Them, Love Them


Greyfriars Bobby, space chimps, pampered lobsters - feline taxidermy, recipes for rabbit from around the globe - all domesticated animal life, and death, is here. Inspired by the untimely demise of his pet hamster Silky - for which, some twenty years later, he still holds himself responsible - Sam Leith explores and explains the universe of the Dead Pet. From dead pets in public life (Caligula's horse, Laika the astrodog) to the real-life pet cemeteries of Beverley Hills, from a selection of the cruellest deaths meted out ...

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