Skip to main content
PBS logo
Want fewer ads?

Search - List of Books by 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.

Alfred Ollivant was born in Manchester, England, in 1874 and became an author after a horse-riding injury ending his brief military career. Bob, Son of Battle, his first novel, was published in 1898. Set in rural Cumbria, in northern England, the novel centers on a suspected sheepkilling collie Bob. Even though most of the book's dialogue is written in the Cumbrian dialect, it gained a popular following in the United States. Ollivant even published a sequel, Danny, in 1902. He was also a short story contributor to The Atlantic Monthly and the Boston Evening Transcript. Alfred Ollivant died in London on January 19, 1927.

Bibliography   more

This author page uses material from the Wikipedia article "Alfred Ollivant", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0
Total Books: 129
Classic Dog Stories Eighteen Timeless Canine Tales
2004 - Classic Dog Stories Eighteen Timeless Canine Tales (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781592284573
ISBN-10: 1592284574
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

Bob Son of Battle
1997 - Bob Son of Battle (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780893757809
ISBN-10: 0893757802
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

Want fewer ads?