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Alas Poor Johnny


Irène Johnson (known as Buster) was born at Versailles in 1907, to a Frenc father. She was 29 when she married Johnny, swapping her cultured upper frequent chaos and uncertainty. In 1951 they moved with their young family and run down farm in the heart of Exmoor. She wrote Alas Poor Johnny, a v of their early farming days there, some ten years later but it has never – unt They were still living at Nethercote when they died; Buster in 1987, Johnny


Here their daughter Birdie, who edited Alas Poor Johnny and herself spent talks about her mother’s book, and her parents’ devotion to their dogs.


My parents have always had dogs. I say ‘have’, though my parents are no lo to think of them in the past tense. They had the same problem with their dog remembered every one.


When I was very young (I am the youngest of their four children), they had D remember them. They were followed by Leader and Minky, the Labradors m endearingly in Alas Poor Johnny.


About the Author Alas Poor Johnny


by Buster Johnson (edited by Birdie Johnson) Paperback £7.99 and ebook £3.99


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