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Imp and Biscuit: The Fortunes of Two Pugs: Worth, Valerie

Imp and Biscuit: The Fortunes of Two Pugs

Worth, Valerie

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ISBN 10: 070112606X / ISBN 13: 9780701126063
Published by Chatto & Windus Ltd, London, 1980
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Two pugs in the pet shop window are purchased by two ladies, one thin, one plump, and while one is indulged and loved in one home, the other leads a rather forlorn life. Until . . . . This charming little story serves up a happy ending in 51 pages. Fine in a Fine jacket. No previous owner marks, price intact on jacket flap. Clean, crisp, bright copy. Bookseller Inventory # 92061104

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Title: Imp and Biscuit: The Fortunes of Two Pugs

Publisher: Chatto & Windus Ltd, London

Publication Date: 1980

Binding: Hard Cover

Illustrator: Babbit, Natalie

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Not Signed

Edition: First British Edition.

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set in late Victorian or Edwardian times, in the separate households of two genteel old women who purchase pugs on the same day from a pet shop that is going out of business. Thin Miss Thorne, who buys the black pug Imp, wants a watchdog who will behave impeccably: it is her kindly housekeeper-cook Mrs. Hart who walks and pets the dog and buys it meat which Miss Thorne will not pay for. In contrast, plump Mrs. Downey delights in the playful antics of the fawn pug Biscuit, feeds it chocolates, and sends it for walks with congenial housemaid Jenny. The only thorn in Biscuit's side is Mrs. Downey's cook Mrs. Pinch, who becomes more and more ill-tempered over having to cook for a dog, and so finally leaves in a huff. But as kind fate and gentle author would have it, Mrs. Hart has just been fired for pampering Pug--and she can take the troublesome dog with her in lieu of wages. And so this ends well with Mrs. Downey, her new cook Mrs. Hart, and maid Jenny playing cards by the fire in blithe disregard of upstairs/downstairs decorum, while Pug and Biscuit curl contentedly at their feet. From the characters' names to the ornaments in their parlors, a delightfully turned-out period piece.

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