A thousand things you didn't know about man's best friend
By MAX CRYER
How much is that doggie in the window?…
Why has Fido become a generic term for all dogs? Why do people say it's raining cats and dogs? Dogs never eat other dogs, so why is it a dog-eat-dog world? Did any dogs survive the Titanic? Do mad dogs really go out in the midday sun? And exactly why are the 'dog's bollocks' the best?
Max Cryer's new book is a splendid collection of historical facts and eccentricities of language that will delight all dog-lovers and anyone with a morsel of interest in the world around them.
Every Dog Has Its Day pays homage to man's best friend, telling the stories of famous dogs in history, tracing the origins of some of our favourite breeds, showing how dogs have become a significant part of our language, and describing the amazing range of activities in which dogs are involved.
Written with Max Cryer's characteristic light touch and sense of humour, every page contains unexpected facts and fascinating stories – Why do people say something is "dog-eared"? Where did the breed name Rottweiler come from? Why did hundreds of people collect dog faeces and sell it? – Every Dog Has Its Day is one "barking mad" book!
About the Author:
Max Cryer is a well-known writer, broadcaster and entertainer. In a long career, he has been a schoolteacher, a compere and television host, as well as a performer on the opera stage in London and in cabaret in Las Vegas and Hollywood. Now a fulltime writer living in Auckland, he has written many books, including Who Said That First?, Love Me Tender, The Godzone Dictionary, Preposterous Proverbs and Curious English Words and Phrases.