A-Z of Literary animals

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G

Greyfriars Bobby was written by Eleanor Atkinson in 1912. She based the book on a real dog, whose story was extraordinary.

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H

Everyone knows that a haggis is an animal, right? Perhaps not, but the story lives on in the form of Read more


M

R

Just a few steps up the road from Robert Burns’ first lodgings in Edinburgh on the Royal Mile are the offices of publisher Luath Press. Their... Read more


S

T

Perched on George IV Bridge alongside two of Edinburgh’s most beautiful libraries is The Elephant House café. Although packed with ornaments, pi... Read more


Alaisdair Hutton has created an enduring loveable character to rival Greyfriars Bobby. Like Bobby, Read more


W

Wojtek was a Syrian brown bear, who was adopted as a cub by Polish soldiers in Iran. Raised on a diet of condensed milk from an empty vodka bottle,... Read more