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The Dog that Survived the Titanic
The Dog that Survived the Titanic

The Dog that Survived the Titanic

And Other Amazing Animal Stories


192 Pages, 5 x 8

Cloth, $17.95 (US $17.95)

Publication Date: May 2013

ISBN 9781780970103

Rights: US

Welbeck Publishing Group (May 2013)
Carlton Publishing Group

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From the moving and miraculous to the cute and courageous, more than 500 uplifting animal stories to warm hearts and entertainInspired by the story of Rigel, the Newfoundland dog who not only survived the Titanic disaster by treading water for more than three hours but also saved the lives of a number of the ship's passengers when his barking alerted the rescue ship Carpathia, this book is an uplifting collection of amazing but true animal tales. It includes a collie named Nipper who shepherded trapped animals out of a burning barn, an Oklahoma kangaroo named Irwin who wore a man's suit and slept in his own bed, an elephant who was an anti-smoking crusader, and the poet Virgil's beloved pet who was given the equivalent of a $75,000 funeral, complete with a full orchestra and love poemsâ€â€and was a housefly. This wonderful assortment of amazing animal-related antics reveals the wonderful courage, character, and cleverness of our animal friends.

Author Biography

Robert Lodge is a journalist and author who has worked for the Daily Telegraph and the Sunday Times. His recent books include 1001 Ridiculous Football Stories.