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The Resource Good dogs don't make it to the South Pole, Hans-Olav Thyvold

Good dogs don't make it to the South Pole, Hans-Olav Thyvold

Label
Good dogs don't make it to the South Pole
Title
Good dogs don't make it to the South Pole
Statement of responsibility
Hans-Olav Thyvold
Title variation
Good dogs do not make it to the South Pole
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • nor
  • eng
Summary
The best thing you can aspire to in this world, is company. Whether it's for pleasure or pain, a crowning or an execution: everything is better with company. You might say it all went to hell with Mrs. Thorkildsen, but you know what? It could have been worse, because Mrs. Thorkildsen had me to keep her company. And I had her. That's what we had in common, her and me, what bound us together. We were company. The Major, a World War II veteran, breathes his last. Watching over him are his wife and his faithful companion, Tassen, the story's narrator, who is, by his own admission, a couch potato and a one-man dog. After the Major is gone, Tassen and Mrs Thorkildsen settle into their new life surrounded by books and stories of the 1911 race between Norway's explorer Roald Amundsen and Britain's Captain Robert F. Scott to reach the South Pole first. Regular visits to the local library and the bar next door provide all types of enlightenment. However, when Mrs Thorkildsen becomes ill, Tassen's world begins to wobble. Beguiling, poignant, funny and thoughtful, this novel is destined to become a favourite
Member of
Cataloging source
AUCPL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thyvold, Hans-Olav
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Norwegian
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Dogs
  • Aging
Target audience
adult
Label
Good dogs don't make it to the South Pole, Hans-Olav Thyvold
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published by Allen & Unwin
  • Optimized reading formats
  • Set in 16 point Verdana
  • Copyright page from the original book
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000067123860
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
ii, 359 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780369333285
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)1153389818
Label
Good dogs don't make it to the South Pole, Hans-Olav Thyvold
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published by Allen & Unwin
  • Optimized reading formats
  • Set in 16 point Verdana
  • Copyright page from the original book
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000067123860
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
ii, 359 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780369333285
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)1153389818

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