Donkey Work by Doreen Tovey


You would have thought that having two curious Siamese cats and a tortoise with wanderlust was enough. Not so for Doreen and her husband Charles, who decide to take on a baby donkey to keep the nettles under control in the orchard. When Annabel clip-clops into their lives they realise that, from the ear-splitting nocturnal howling to the numerous escape attempts, living with a donkey won’t be plain sailing. Annabel eats everything apart from the nettles, but eventually becomes a much-loved family member and particularly close to Solomon, the Siamese cat, who sleeps in her bed. Further dramas ensue when Henry, the jennet, is introduced as a companion to Annabel and love blossoms.

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A hardcover edition with coral-coloured boards, gilt lettering and clipped, illustrated dust jacket. There is toning and foxing throughout but the text and black and white illustrations are clear and legible. There is a previous seller’s paper label on the inside front board and there may have been a page removed. There is some fading to the book boards and tearing, creasing and a tear to the front of dust jacket ( see photos)

Now in a protective cover to prevent further damage.

Publisher; Elek Books, London.

Publication Date: 1962.

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Weight 0.395 kg
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