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Bob, Son of Battle by Alfred Ollivant
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Mar 16, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: read-with-my-sons

We read this one together and although I wasn't excited about it at first, it was great. It is a hard book to read because of the scottish dialect. (There were some portions of dialog that I could neither say nor understand at all). It is a harsher book than Lassie, but about the same time period, place and general types of characters. Sheepdog trials play an important role in the book, as well as landowner/tenant relationships and regional prejudices. There are some pretty vivid fights between dogs and between two of the main characters--a father and son. Also, a minor theme is one of the men's alcoholism and the effects of it on his family and personality.

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