Toronto Sun

TORONTO SUN

Sunday, April 8, 2007

ENTERTAINMENT
Review by Yvonne Crittenden,

BOOKS IN BRIEF

WALLY'S WORLD

By Marsha Boulton

A must for dog-lovers, Marsha Boulton's new book about her bull terrier Wally, is a delight. The award-winning writer and her partner Stephen Williams (the writer who was charged for not revealing his sources for his books on the Homolka case) live on a farm in southwest Ontario, and her writings and broadcasts on rural life have won her a large following of fans. In this one, Wally "The Wonder Dog" is the star. Warned that bull terriers are like "three-year-old children in dog suits", Boulton nevertheless fell in love with the breed, and chose him after a lifetime of living with dogs of one kind or another. Wally proved to be a challenging but wonderful companion, whose clownish antics, droll personality and a "face that looks like a bicycle seat with eyes" soon drew legions of fan mail from Boulton's readers. She also writes about the rest of life on the farm, filled with sheep, horses, cats and even goats; about the trials and tribulations of Williams' court case, which was eventually won for him by famed lawyer Eddie Greenspan (who, ironically, hates and fears dogs); about a bout with cancer, and the idiosyncrasies of dog shows. Funny, warm and moving. (McArthur & Co.)

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