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Greyfriars Bobby

by Eleanor Atkinson

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Published 26th May 1994, 272 pages
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The famous true story of a devoted dog first published in 1912, loved and widely read all over the world.

Bobby, a sparky silver-haired Skye terrier, adopts lonely shepherd Auld Jock, for his master and the two become inseparable. When Jock is dismissed by the farmer he tries to find work in the city, but sinks into poverty and dies, having suffered one cold winter too many. The farmer tries to reclaim Bobby as a pet for his daughter but the little dog remains faithful only to Auld Jock, guarding his master’s grave in Greyfriars Kirkyard in the heart of Edinburgh’s old town. By day, he plays with the local orphans and eats at a nearby tavern but, in spite of anything even the Lord Provost himself can do, Bobby returns each night to sleep by his master. Bobby’s devotion changes the lives of those around him and ultimately the conditions of the poor in Edinburgh. And as the years go by, the little dog’s loyalty is rewarded in a very special way.


Greyfriars Bobby
by Eleanor Atkinson


Penguin Random House Children's UK


Publication date
May 26, 1994

19.8cm x 12.9cm x 1.6cm

Page count
272 pages