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#1 Heather

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 05:52 PM

Starting in 2009, Outrun Press will be reprinting out-of-print titles that are of interest to the working sheepdog community. (Send us your suggestions for your favorite out of print titles, and we'll look into them!). Our first reprint is now available, and we're very pleased to present it. SHEEPDOG GLORY, written by Roy Saunders, was originally published in 1956, and it's a wonderful book to curl up with by the fire.
Our new edition also includes a preface by David Rees, who knew the author personally. The books should be ready to ship toward the end of the coming week. We'll mail out any orders we get this week immediately (first-class mail), so with a little luck, orders sent next week can still arrive by Christmas. Here's some more information about the book, from the original book jacket:



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Originally published in 1956, SHEEPDOG GLORY is the true biography of Toss, a border collie owned by Roy Saunders and trained by him for stardom in the annual sheepdog trials. Toss's education is described from the moment the scraggy puppy revealed his astonishing instinct for working sheep to the day when he triumphantly justified his master's faith in him during his first trials season. Roy Saunders tells the story of Toss within the framework of a shepherd's year, with its dramas of raiding foxes and sheep buried in snow, its happy moments at lambing time, and its many tasks and responsibilities. These combine to make the real "glory" of Toss's life, beyond his triumphs in the eyes of the public. This book brings to life the moving, ancient partnership between dog and man, so critical to the working life of a hill shepherd.



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#2 KathyF

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 06:16 PM

I just ordered my copy. This looks to be a cold winter here in Minnesota so I will be doing a lot of reading and watching of DVD's.

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 07:26 AM

Good book about a school teacher who does shepherding on the side as well as training and trialing! I own one of the first copies. :rolleyes:
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Posted 15 December 2008 - 01:35 PM

What a great idea!
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Posted 18 December 2008 - 11:56 AM

It's a wonderful book. A great read for any Border Collie person.

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Posted 20 December 2008 - 04:46 PM

Hello everyone,

Well, the "elves" at Outrun Press must be working overtime! I ordered a copy of Sheepdog Glory on Monday, and it arrived in today's mail (five days later)! What a pleasant surprise that the book arrived so quickly, and I am looking forward to reading it. Many thanks to Heather and Sally!

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#7 KathyF

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Posted 20 December 2008 - 05:46 PM

Lucky you, you must be closer to them than I am. :rolleyes: I ordered mine on Sunday and I am still waiting for it here in the Midwest. :D Sure could use some good reading for the next few days when it is super cold again.

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 08:38 AM

My copy also arrived in record time. I stuck it in MY Christmas stocking. Looking forward to savoring it on my lunch breaks.
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#9 KathyF

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 09:14 AM

Lucky you, you must be closer to them than I am. :rolleyes: I ordered mine on Sunday and I am still waiting for it here in the Midwest. :D Sure could use some good reading for the next few days when it is super cold again.

Kathy



Well, I got mine on the 22nd and had it read before the end of the weekend. I might have even finished it Friday night.

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 10:02 AM

I am loving this book. I have exactly 30 min a day of free time, what a great way to spend it! I hope there are more gems like this to be discovered.
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