Having read her obituary I started to see Addy a little differently. Essentially a story about a dying dog and a woman coming to terms with her relationship with the dog (Addy) and with others in her life, there is an acerbic wit running through her writing that makes this more than just a story about a dying dog. I’ve never read Blackwood before but think it’s time to put this right, although she hasn’t write a huge amount.
She sounds a fascinating character, married three times to the painter (Lucien Freud, the composer (Israel Citkovitz)) and the poet (Robert Lovell), and a startlingly attractive woman.
For more about Caroline Blackwood, her obituary is here