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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.
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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