Troubador Ted – Socrates’ Dog

Released: 28/01/2018

ISBN: 9781788039956

eISBN: 9781789010343

Format: Paperback/eBook

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Ted – Socrates’ Dog

How Dogs Interpret the World


Socrates left no philosophical writings himself, but luckily he had a dog called Ted who faithfully learnt and interpreted his sayings. Through Ted and his canine friends, and with reference to famous philosophers, readers learn how dogs interpret the world.

In the book, the canine characters reveal why they obey humans, what their view on freedom is, what they think about cats, what makes them happy and what makes them suffer. With humour and doggy wisdom, along with a bit of help from philosophers such as Plato, Nietzsche, Schopenhauer and Diogenes, Ted and his friends reflect on friendship, love and life.

Fully illustrated throughout, this picture book for adults explores important issues in a humorous and thoughtful way.  Like Charlotte Fraser’s Dog, Teresa’s book contains many witty and heartwarming ideas, and the book can also be likened to Rupert Fawcett’s Off the Leash. The characters are simultaneously funny and serious in this book packed with irony, humour and playfulness which will appeal to dog owners and amateur philosophers alike.

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Teresa Viarengo

Teresa Viarengo was educated in Sudan, Ethiopia, Italy, and Britain.

She was awarded a Master's Degree in Language and Literature in Education by Goldsmith College in London. She graduated in Pedagogy and in English and German literature from the university of Turin in Italy. She took a Teaching Diploma in Ethiopia.

Her passion for life, playfulness and independent thought are the fuel that drive her writing this humour philosophy dog book for adult.

Socrates' dog, Ted, and his fellow dogs give their own version of the world with the support of famous philosophers.

Teresa also writes philosophical science fiction novels and reflective autobiography.

Her dystopian science fiction novels explore the concept of freedom, what it is to be human, and what it means thinking with our own minds.

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