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Greyfriars Bobby (novel) - Wikipedia

It’s a well-known tale – how a faithful little dog would not leave his master’s grave. It caught the imagination of the sentimental Victorians almost as soon as Bobby had taken up residence in Greyfriars Kirkyard. Pratchett, Terry; Simpson, Jacqueline (2008). The Folklore of Discworld. Doubleday. pp.250–251. ISBN 9780385611008.The authorities assumed Traill, obviously making money from his association with the dog, would pay. Inexplicably he refused, claiming the dog didn’t belong to him. To make matters slightly murkier, research by an academic at Cardiff University, Dr Jan Bondeson, ( also a prolific author), indicates there were probably two separate Bobbies – a fact which was noted by various media in 2011. The music video for Scottish musician Lewis Capaldi's song " Wish You the Best" features a storyline based on Greyfriars Bobby. [41]

Greyfriars Bobby - Penguin Books UK

However, the Lord Provost, Sir William Chambers, stepped in. He personally paid the fee, on the grounds that the Town Council owned the burial ground and tolerated the dog who stayed there. Anyway, in 1867, Bobby faced another ‘crisis’. The city fathers introduced a new dog licensing law. In an effort to keep strays and diseased dogs off the streets, every owner had to pay 7 shillings (35p in today’s money) for a licence. Tourists also tend to visit the graves, as Greyfriars Bobby was buried near to his much-loved owner in 1872.Disney based it's film on this book, or rather, a good portion of this book. That part of the book is the best part and the telling of the story in this book is more rich than the movie. There is more room for the poor children to play and have some adventures with the dog.

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