Greyfriars Bobby



by Eleanor Atkinson

Based on a a true story, Greyfriars Bobby is the tale of a little dog who keeps a vigil by his master’s grave in Greyfriars Churchyard, despite the efforts of the church authorities to ban him.




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Shaggy-haired and boisterous, Greyfriars Bobby is ‘a merry little muffin of a terrier’ inseparable from his owner, Auld Jock, a simple, kind-hearted shepherd. When Auld Jock dies, worn out by too many cold winters, Bobby is heartbroken.

Dogs are banned from the kirkyard but ever courageous and resourceful, Bobby determines to win over the dour caretaker Mr Brown and achieve his heartfelt desire of lying on Auld Jock’s grave. Many adventures follow and there are numerous obstacles to be overcon overcome, yet Bobby never fails to keep his vigil on his beloved master’s grave.

Based on a true account, Greyfriars Bobby was written for adults but is equally popular with children, its warmth and universal appeal making it one of the best-loved of animal stories.

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Book Condition

Used – Okay




224 pages


October 3, 1998 by Penguin Group
First published October 1, 1912


Fiction, Childrens, Classics, Historical Fiction

Book Series

Penguin Popular Classics

Greyfriars Bobby


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