Une Vie de Chien: It's a Dog's Life is a light-hearted, beautifully illustrated book, focussing on animal-related phrases in French and English. If a French speaker says to you `faire ca ou peigner la girafe', the literal meaning may cause you some confusion... They're not asking you to `do this or comb a giraffe', but rather asking you to do this or some other pointless task - how would you know? Similarly, if someone says `arriver comme un chien dans un jeu de quilles', they're saying `to turn up when least wanted/ ...

Une Vie De Chien: It's a Dog's Life 2016, Matador, Market Harborough

ISBN-13: 9781785893841

UK edition