NARROW DOG - 2014/15
November 3 2014 – Jim died on Friday, peacefully, in our arms. We picked him up as a puppy and with Jess he was our best friend for fourteen years. A grand old age, said the vet. It had been sad to see his puzzlement when his athletes’ body no longer would obey him. We shall always see him in his pomp, racing at forty miles an hour, or feel his warmth next to us on the sofa. He enjoyed good health all his life and we had such joy of him that we cannot complain that he is taken from us. He will live on, for a time at least, in my books.
How small a part of time they share, that art so wondrous sweet and fair.
Terry and Monica Darlington sail the waterways on
their narrowboat Phyllis May 2. Terry
writes books; Monica acts as his manager, and Jim and Jess act as their dogs.
was brought up during the war between an oil terminal and a flying boat base.
He survived and went to Oxford, where he passed unnoticed.
Stone Staffordshire he founded Research Associates, the research firm, and Stone
Master Marathoners, the running club.
many Welshmen, Terry is talkative and confiding, ill at ease with practical
matters, and known to linger in public houses.
He likes boating but isn’t very good at it.
Dog to Carcassonne,
Narrow Dog to Indian River, and Narrow Dog to Wigan Pier have together
sold nearly a quarter of a million copies.
you press the Meet the Author button Terry will speak to you in English.
father was a gardener and her mother a housemaid, or perhaps it was the other
was Beauty queen of Brecon and Radnorshire, has a first class degree, has run
thirty marathons, and leaps tall buildings with a single bound.
three children have all reproduced themselves, suggesting that she and Terry are
the same species.
quite likes boating but knows little about it.
Jim and Jess
Great Expectations (Jim) is a fawn whippet sprung from a long line of dogs with
ridiculous names. He can run at
forty miles an hour. He is cowardly,
thieving, and disrespectful and hates boating.