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A Writer’s Best Friend


Our research seems to be conclusive proof that writers look like their dogs …

John Steinbeck and his beloved poodle Charley

Truman Capote and his bulldog Maggie.

James Herriot and his terrier (name and breed unknown)

And as incontrovertible proof …

Thomas Hardy with his mischievous fox terrier Wessex


Want to know what the critics made of the latest book, film or play? The Omnivore rounds up newspaper reviews, bringing you a cross section of intelligent opinion.

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