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27 April 2020


Some readers of the Post may remember that in order to cheer ourselves up after three years of Brexit beastliness we decided to get an office dog! Well, he was born on Easter Monday and we shall call him Gilbert, partly after Gilbert in Anne of Green Gables/Anne with an E (which made the first three weeks of lockdown almost a joy), partly after the goldfish in the Rosamunde Pilcher short story in The Second Persephone Book of Short Stories, and partly because it has Proustian/French/European overtones. So this week on the Post – dogs with literary associations. First up of course Jane Carlyle’s Nero who is thought to have been a Havanese like Gilbert. (Nero can be seen again on the endpaper of The Carlyles at Home.)

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