After a thirty-year career as high profile vet, columnist, presenter and author Bruce Fogle decided to leave urban Britain and take a journey with his dog Macy. Travelling in the footsteps of the great American novelist John Steinbeck, who published Travels with Charley—his standard poodle—in the '60s, Fogle set off in search of the North America of his childhood. Would he, after all this time, be able to work out whether home meant the UK or America? Would he find the welcoming, peaceful backwaters of his youth unchanged?
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Bruce Fogle is the resident vet on Radio 2's Jeremy Vine show and has written columns for the Telegraph amongst many others. He and Macy, a golden retriever, are looking forward to embarking on her first bookshop tour!From Publishers Weekly:
Inspired by Steinbeck's classic Travels with Charley: In Search of America, veterinarian and author Fogle (Pets and Their People) documents his journey around the U.S. and Canada with his golden retriever, Macy, in a travelogue that is long on detail and short on substance. After picking up his 1977 GMC motor home (ordered online) in North Carolina, Fogle travels to Sag Harbor, N.Y., to begin in earnest from Steinbeck's home, continuing northward through Canada and back into the American Midwest following a counterclockwise path around the country. He offers thoughts on the people he meets, including many Americans disenchanted with the war in Iraq, and observations on how Americans treat their dogs versus how dogs are treated in Great Britain and Europe. (Fogle has lived the past 35 years in England.) While Fogle and Macy encounter their share of trouble, including having to back their motor home down a mountain, Fogle's writing is too scattered to connect with readers and will disappoint those looking for insight and a dog lover's adventure. Photos, illus. (Feb. 1)
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Book Description Ebury Press, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0091899141