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David Bell lives in New Zealand with Jeneal, his partner of 29 years, his son Frank and a smallish dog called Joey. He is proud to have been born in Liverpool UK. When not writing, he works as a creative person in advertising and has won a fair number of awards including ‘The 2nd Best Radio Commercial Of All Time (Kodacolor Gold) and a Lifetime Achievement Award in the NZ AXIS Advertising Awards 2011.
David’s favourite authors are Iain M Banks, CS Forester, Bernard Cornwall, Hergé, Goscinny & Uderzo, Elmore Leonard, Ed McBain, Anthony Burgess, P G Wodehouse, Conn Iggulden and Iain Banks
on April 21, 2014 :
A worthy successor to Baron Munchausen, this wonderful story of foregn adventure and derring-do is made even more brilliant by the immaculately realistic portrayal of the hound Gelert. I've always been a bit of an afficionado of dog stories, where the dog is a major character, and all too often they are sanitised into what reads more like a human hero in a dog body. But Gelert is a hound through and through, in all his pissing, farting, carrion-eating, poo-rolling, crotch-sniffing glory. I don't know when I've enjoyed a book so much. As far as I'm concerned, The Dog Hunters is up there alongside White Fang and Kazan the Wolf Dog.
(reviewed long after purchase)