A lifelong bond with Ordinary Dogs
Ordinary Dogs by Eileen Battersby. Faber & Faber, €16.
Irish Times journalist Eileen Battersby is without doubt an animal lover, so much so that her latest book, Ordinary Dogs, paints a picture of a person whose bond with her dogs is stronger than - and nearly outlasts - all of her human relationships. There are lovingly descriptive passages on other animals too, notably birds, but especially horses.
But this book is very much a memoir framed by a long time spent sharing her home,...
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