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Alfred Ollivant


(1874 - 1927)

Alfred Ollivant

Alfred Ollivant (1874–1927) was an English novelist best known for his children’s classic Bob, Son of Battle. Ollivant also wrote about a dozen other novels ranging from small-scale cautionary tales to grand historical epics.


Bob Son of Battle (1898)

Two sheep farmers and their sheepdogs engage in a years-long battle to prove their superiority in handling sheep with the son of one caught between.

Published in the U.K. under the title “Owd Bob: The Grey Dog of Kenmuir.”

Author(s): Alfred Ollivant
Illustrator(s): Marguerite Kirmse

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