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Diary of a Dog-Walker, By Edward Stourton
Arifa Akbar is literary editor of The Independent and i newspapers. She has worked at The Independent since 2001 as a news reporter and arts correspondent before joining the books desk in 2009. She was a judge for the Orwell Prize for books 2013, and the Fiction Uncovered Prize 2014, and is currently judging the Aesthetica Magazine new writing prize.
Saturday 15 December 2012
Stourton began seeing life from a dog's eye view when he lost his job as a flagship radio presenter.
Just when all that was left to do was walk the dog, he was offered a column in The Telegraph which revolved around his Spaniel, Kudu.
Extracts from columns feature alongside Stourton's reflections and public responses.
Stourton combines recollections of a reporting career with Kudi's story and raises the bar on the humdrum business of doggy matters with passages on the sexual politics of the park – and even Heidegger.
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