An affectionate look at clergy and their dogs, exploring the eccentricities of the owners and the many and varied charms of their dogs.
The author of Church Cats and Cathedral Cats turns his attention – and his camera – on clergy and their dogs. From Cornwall to Northumberland, from inner city to rural country parishes, and with dogs ranging from the aristocratic to the distinctly mongrel, Richard Surman captures the immense diversity of distinctive human-canine relationships.
The Rev Pat Hopkins of Otford has four dogs ranging from Harry the Dachshund, who keeps getting under people’s feet, to a river-swimming Rottweiler called Misty – while Father Richard Williams from Hay-on-Wye has a standard poodle called Jimmy who attends all his services and has been knighted by the self-styled King of Hay, Richard Booth.
With distinctive photography of both the dogs and their respective people in and around the churches they serve, this is a great gift and a fascinating insight into the lives of today’s clergy – and their dogs.
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Clergy and their dogsAbout the Author:
Richard has been a professional photographer for 30 years, working for leading advertising agencies & magazines. He was also a founder member and artistic director of the Ledbury Poetry Festival. He has lived in Spain for the last five years, writing and photographing articles on monastic and church architecture, in northern Spain. Richard also leads tours of European historical houses. Richard and his family divide their time between London and the Asturian mountains of northern Spain.
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Book Description HarperCollins UK, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 000724164X