The Unforgettables and Other True Fables
The Unforgettables and Other True Fables. The long awaited for 3rd edition of this book is back in our store! Here’s what renown sporting dog writer Tom Davis has to say about Bill Allen’s marvelous memoir:
As an evocation of a time and place — Allen’s milieu is the bird dog/field trial world roughly from 1940 to 1980 — this book has few equals. The legends are here, yes, but so too are the rogues and rascals, and Allen brings them to life in all their warty glory. His essay “Class!” is perhaps the definitive statement on that most elusive and desirable of qualities in a bird dog, while “Vick’s Hotel” is a powerful memoir of growing up in the ferociously segregated South — and learning an enduring lesson about the value of a man’s dignity. If you’re a dog person of any stripe, you need to read this book.
Tom Davis, Sporting Classics