The Labrador Theory: Cheever Hardwick's wonderfully revealing study of all things similar between Man and Dog, from the eagerness of the young pup; sporting prowess on the shooting field; personal habits; amorousness and a healthy appetite to the inevitable slide towards middle-aged spread. All brilliantly illustrated with Alasdair Hilleary's hilarious cartoons, you will be taken on a crash course on the nature and nurture of Labradors, demonstrating just how similar and integral they are to our own human development.
Cheever Hardwick, born in New York City, graduated from Washington and Lee University, Virginia, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism and later received a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Colorado Law School. He spent a great deal of his teenage years traveling in Europe and his working life almost entirely in South America and Mexico. Now retired, he spends his time between Wiltshire and the Algarve, usually surrounded by various dogs, cats, sheep, chickens and, even sometimes, pigs. His main interests are golf and shooting.
Alasdair Hilleary's cartooning developed itself in the back row of the classroom at Gordonstoun, the school where he also received the only formal training for painting that he ever had, and to all intents and purposes what he creates now is self taught. Ideas and images for cartoons stem from personal experience, aiming to create an attractive and colourful painting with humorous content
- Book Specifications
Sub Heading Cartoons by Alasdair Hilleary (Loon) ISBN 9781846891960 Author Cheever Hardwick Binding Laminated board Extent 200 x 200mm, 112 pages Illustrations Cartoons throughout Ebook No
'Full of observations on the distinct similarities between man and dog, this tongue-in-cheek work defines that very special relationship to perfection and it will bring a broad smile to male and female readers. This book is beautifully illustrated throughout with cartoons by Alasdair Hilleary.' Shooting Gazette
'Cheever Hardwick entertains with some amusing - and occasionally disturbingly insightful - parallels between the lives of man and dog...most of the drawings provoke a smile as our pair tackle life's challenges from schooling to romance, work to retirement with sporting activity aplenty along the way. A properly bound, hardback book with decent sized print on good quality paper, The Labrador Theory is the perfect companion for settling down by the fire on a winter's evening, Labrador at your feet.' BASC
'It's not hard to adore a Labrador...This book is a chucklesome reminder of why we can't live well without them.' The Field
'Ever noticed how some owners bear a striking resemblance to their dogs? The Labrador Theory is Cheever Hardwick's revealing study of all things similar between man and dog.' Sporting Shooter
'Cheever Hardwick's new book is a wonderfully revealing study of all things similar between man and dog...All brilliantly illustrated with Alasdair Hilleary's hilarious cartoons, you will be taken on a crash course on the nature and nurture of labradors.' Fieldsports
'The perfect Christmas stocking filler for anyone who likes sporting dogs, this light hearted book takes a tongue-in-cheek look at how (and why) Labradors so often seem to mirror their owners both in terms of appearance and behaviour.' CLA
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