A blog from Tonto Books, featuring musings from the publishing world and some occasional special guest appearances.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Burglar's Dog in party mood?

If you're at all familiar with the work of The Burglar's Dog you'll appreciate why we found the newspaper article posted below quite amusing. The headline "IT'S PARTY TIME" could hardly be less appropriate for a piece about the grumpy old dog, and the accompanying photo of drunken teenage revellers doesn't quite match his demographic. But perhaps this will introduce the book to a whole new set of fans? Will teenage girls buy the book, take its advice, ditch the Bigg Market, and start drinking in the Newcastle Arms? (That fine establishment's regulars will hope not.) Only time will tell.

The article was meant to be a Burglar's Dog's guide to a Christmas night out, but that seems to have been lost somewhere. Fear not, we'll post the guide here on the blog nearer to Christmas. In the meantime, you can read the article by clicking on the image below. Thanks to Ron Wilcox, manager of Borders at Gateshead's Team Valley for the quote: "It is a really popular book and will be great as a Christmas present. It is the funniest book in the world.'

Elsewhere, number one Newcastle United website NUFC.com is hosting a series of special Burglar's Dog pre-match pub reviews, and running a Burglar's Dog compo.


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