Book Reviews - Sallie Eden Book Reviews 2018

Book Review – August 2018 – Sallie Eden

siriusSirius by Jonathan Crown – Translated by Jamie Searle Romanelli – Published by Head of Zeus, 2015 

Sirius is a fox terrier. A very intelligent fox terrier. He enjoys walking, sausages and trees (one tree in particular). 

He lives with his family in Berlin. It’s 1938; not a good time to be Jewish, even if you’re a Professor of Plankton and you live in a smart town house. 

How to describe this book? Put simply, it merges fact and (maybe) fiction in a story of human and canine emotions. It’s a magical mix of ‘The boy in the striped pyjamas’ and ‘The Artist’. 

Wonderfully moving, with more than a hint of ‘The Incredible Journey’, it is absolutely gripping and, by turns, unbearably sad, heartwarming, and utterly delightful. 

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