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Flush

By: Virginia Woolf
Narrated by: Prunella Scales
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One of the most famous of all literary dogs, Flush was the golden cocker spaniel belonging to Elizabeth Barrett. In this charming and heartfelt biography, Virginia Woolf tells his story: his early days as Miss Mitford's puppy running across the fields in wild abandon and fathering another, the years spent in his invalid mistress' bedroom in Wimpole Street, the terror of his kidnap by a Whitechapel gang, the excitement of Miss Barrett's relationship with Robert Browning, and a subsequent very different and much happier life in Italy.

Flush, already immortalised in poetry, is vividly brought to life in this humorous, compassionate yet unsentimental portrayal of a dog's loves, fears, jealousies, and reconciliations. This is a triumph of imaginative, sympathetic and remarkably accessible writing.

(P)1995 CSA Telltapes Ltd.

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"A most triumphant trespassing of human imagination into dog sensibilities....A book of irresistible grace and charm." (Spectator)

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Delightful and subtle social commentary

Even if Virginia Woolf's is not normally your favorite, this book is a treat. It captures so many of the things that make her an amazing author and does it only a few hours: her sensory perceptions of London and Florance, her own way of communicating what she admires - or doesn't - in people, and her ability to write so totally from a single perspective at a time (this time a dog's!) Found myself doing