Review: The Bar Sinister by Richard Harding Davis

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    The Bar Sinister by Richard Harding Davis

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    In his preface, Davis sheds light on the origins of The Bar Sinister. "In the dog world, the original of the bull-terrier in the story is known as Edgewood Cold Steel and to his intimates as 'Kid'. His father was Lord Minto, a thoroughbred bull-terrier, well known in Canada, but the story of Kid's life is that his mother was a black-and-tan named Vic. She was a lady of doubtful pedigree. Among her offspring by Lord Minto, so I have been often informed by many Canadian dog-fanciers, breeders, and exhibitors, was the only white puppy, Kid, in a litter of black-and-tans."


    I thought this was a great story, that I really enjoyed reading, my 10 year old daughter also read it a few times and loved it. It's a great fictional story from 1903 and gives some good insight on the way it was back then. It has some very nice illustrations in it too.


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  1. Re: The Bar Sinister by Richard Harding Davis

    Quote Originally Posted by screamin'eagle
    I agree this is a great read! It highlights the life of a bull terrier...from the dogs perspective. A rags to riches story with a twist! Great read.

    FYI: It can be downloaded/read for free from the following link...
    http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks03/0300061.txt








    thanks for the link ... oh my i just read it ....boy what a tear jerker:o
        

  2. Re: The Bar Sinister by Richard Harding Davis

    I agree this is a great read! It highlights the life of a bull terrier...from the dogs perspective. A rags to riches story with a twist! Great read.

    FYI: It can be downloaded/read for free from the following link...
    http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks03/0300061.txt
        

  3. Re: The Bar Sinister by Richard Harding Davis

    S'funny, I just gave a vintage copy away for Christmas. I love this book. It's very well written, has a clear story with a positive overall theme. I have a pretty extensive collection of vintage Bull and Terrier literature and this one remains my favorite all-around book.
        



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