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Book review: 'The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and of His Friend Marilyn Monroe' by Andrew O'Hagan
Book review: 'The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and of His Friend Marilyn Monroe' by Andrew O'Hagan

There ought to be a category in each bookstore for charm — the books with a little bit of Old World ease and humor that make you smile. The leaders in this genre would be P.G. Wodehouse (especially the Jeeves books), E.F. Benson ("Mapp and Lucia") or more recently Elinor Lipman's "The Family Man" and Helen Simonson's "Major Pettigrew's Last Stand." Into this excellent company we now welcome Andrew O'Hagan's "The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and of His Friend Marilyn Monroe." Maf is (and was in real life) a Maltese bichon, descendant of the poodle, cute as a bug's ear. Malteses are considered, in Maf's...

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