Magazine article The Spectator

Let Them Eat Glue

Magazine article The Spectator

Let Them Eat Glue

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Sleeping with Dogs by Brian Sewell Quartet, £12.50, pp. 134, ISBN 9780704373259 Skip this book if you dislike dogs, or even if you are indifferent to them, or echo an acquaintance of Brian Sewell's who told him: 'We expected better of you than such silly, sentimental anthropomorphism.' If you are such a person, you will be horrified by Sewell's habits - starting with the one of the title (sometimes he sleeps with four dogs together). He also feeds his dogs from the table, doesn't care when they destroy his rarest books to devour the animal-based glue in the bindings, and dislikes being advised to 'get another dog' when one of them dies, About the death of one of his favourites, he has the following to say - and this really is pretty odd: 'I wrapped her in a child's blanket, put her in a wicker basket and exposed it on the flat roof of the house, where rain, sun and wind reduced her to a perfect skeleton. …

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