Harper Collins India
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Two world travellers meet at a party and realize, as they spend the evening in each others company, that they are meant to be together. Enter Joshua, an irresistible cocker spaniel, and the couples life is transformed forever.
The Book of Joshua is a joyous romp through Paris and the South of France and from the colonial city of Bangalore to the sun-splashed beaches of Goa and the blue mountains of the Nilgiris as the irrepressible pair of humans and their pack of four-legged friends coast from crises to parties and from disasters to miracles.
If youve ever laughed with Gerald Durrell or cried over Black Beauty, or simply love animals, this book is for you a dog and a mistress youll never forget.
About the Author
Tanya Mendonsa is a poet and a painter. She graduated in English from Calcutta, and later moved to Paris to paint, major in French literature at the Sorbonne, and run a chaotic language school. After twenty years in Europe, she returned to live in India, with the abstract painter Antonio E. Costa. They moved from Bangalore to Goa and now live in the Nilgiri Hills in south India with their dogs.
Tanya has exhibited her paintings widely, but her focus is on her writing. In her poems, she draws deeply from a poetic tradition of the wonders of the natural world, which illuminate her first book, The Dreaming House, published by HarperCollins India in 2009. She is currently working on her second book of poems. The Book of Joshua is her first work of Non-fiction.