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Greyfriars Bobby and the One o’clock Gun

Greyfriars Bobby was a Skye Terrier known to have spent fourteen years guarding the grave of his owner. This remarkable demonstration of loyalty caused him to be the subject of countless books and even movies. To this day, thousands of tourists visit Bobby’s monument and pay homage to his inspiring life.

In Greyfriars Bobby and the One o’clock Gun, George Robinson brings to life Bobby’s inspiring story in unprecedented depth. Based on the facts and press reports published during the period, it features some of the important people that became part of Bobby’s life including Colour Sergeant Scott, the Traill family who looked after and fed Bobby and Baroness Burdett-Coutts, the richest woman in the United Kingdom.

By turns heartwarming, incredible and ultimately unforgettable, Greyfriars Bobby and the One o'clock Gun is an extraordinary tale of friendship and an insightful glimpse into life in 19th century Edinburgh.

 

Greyfriars Bobby and the One o'clock Gun