DSI: Dog Scene Investigation

Life Among the Dog People of Paddington Rec, Vol. III

by Anthony Linick



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/20/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 348
ISBN : 9781456780692
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 348
ISBN : 9781456780708

About the Book

With DSI: Dog Scene Invesitgation Anthony Linick reaches the third installment of his multi-volume investigation into the folkways of man and beast among “The Dog People of Paddington Rec.” For a decade or so he has been recording his observations of the life and times of Fritz the Schnauzer – has any dog ever had this much space devoted to his antics?


Recorded in journal format, DSI:Dog Scene Investigation provides a unique record of daily life in a London park today, serving not only as an examination of doggy habits but also as an analysis of life as it undertaken in an ever-evolving society of dog owners – people who represent a kaleidoscope of nationalities and social roles. Humor is never far from the surface in this keenly observed portrait, a celebration of all things canine and a reflection of behavior all too human.

About the Author

About The Author Anthony Linick was born in Los Angeles in 1938 and educated in the city’s schools, including Alexander Hamilton High School. In 1955 he entered the University of California at Los Angeles where, majoring in history, he completed his BA in 1959 and his PhD. five years later. While still an undergraduate he began work on the little magazine Nomad (1959-1962) – which he co-edited with Donald Factor. This background also contributed to his choice of doctoral dissertation topic, A History of the American Literary Avant-Garde Since World War II. In 1964 he and Dorothy were married in Los Angeles and the following year they moved to East Lansing, Michigan, where Anthony took up a post as Professor of Humanities at Michigan State University. He taught a variety of courses in Western Civilization, literature and contemporary culture here, and published a number of articles on popular culture topics, American and British. Indeed, the Linicks began to spend more and more time in England, including a sabbatical year begun in 1979; in 1981 they moved to London. Here Anthony began a twenty-year teaching career at the American School in London, in St. John’s Wood, offering many courses, first in the high school social studies department and then in the English department – where he served as department head from 1994 to 2002, the year he retired. Dorothy also worked at the American School as a special projects coordinator; she had also held the post of director of student services at the American College in London. She died in July, 2007. Since his retirement Anthony has been at work on a number of writing projects, including two earlier volumes in the dog people of Paddington Rec cycle, Strictly Come Barking and Have I Got Dogs For You! – as well as The Lives of Ingolf Dahl, a biography of his stepfather, and A Walker’s Alphabet, Adventures on the long-distance footpaths of Great Britain. All of these books are available from the publisher at Authorhouse.com or Authorhouse.co.uk – or from any of the other online booksellers. He can be contacted at AnthonyLinick@compuserve.com.