My talks with Dean Spanley

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A first person narrative of a man who meets Dean Spanley, an elder minister, at his club and discovers the Dean has a strong belief in Reincarnation. He begins to suspect the Dean has more than a belief, he may have actual memories of a past life and becomes determined to find out/5.

Don’t take this to mean that My Talks with Dean Spanley is bad. In its way, it’s just as good as the film. But it is direct. And the whole story is told through a haze of alcohol intoxication. This makes for a very amusing read.

The book is about a dean in the Church of England who seems to have memories of being a dog in a past life. The movie "Dean Spanley" that came out recently put a bit more character/human interest in it and is quite good.

It also resulted in a reprint of this book, along with the script, which should make it easier to obtain at a reasonable price. Read more. 3 people found this helpful.3/5(4). Or can it be that Dean Spanley must once have been a dog. This special edition includes Lord Dunsany’s witty and inventive novel, My Talks With Dean Spanley, together with Alan Sharp’s award-winning screenplay for the film starring Peter O’Toole and Sam Neill, which faithfully adapts My talks with Dean Spanley book expands upon the events in the story/5(28).

Multiple Oscar nominee Peter O'Toole adds yet another offbeat role to his long resume with the mystical comedy-drama Dean Spanley. Adapted from Lord 87%. Dean Spanley: My Talks with Dean Spanley: Dean Spanley: The Screenplay by DUNSANY, LORD & SHARP, ALAN & METCALFE, MATTHEW (Ed) & SMITH, CHRIS (Ed) and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   Directed by Toa Fraser.

With Jeremy Northam, Sam Neill, Bryan Brown, Peter O'Toole. Set in Edwardian England where upper lips are always stiff and men from the Colonies are not entirely to be trusted, Fisk Senior has little time or affection for his son, but when the pair visit an eccentric Indian, they start a strange journey that eventually allows the old man to find /10(K).

My Talks With Dean Spanley, first published inis certainly Lord Dunsany’s funniest book and, in its unique way, a remarkable tour de force.

Now adapted into a new comedy-drama feature film, DEAN SPANLEY follows a father and son as they encounter the eponymous eccentric in this story of reincarnation and reconciliation set in Edwardian /5(46).

The original tale 'My talks with Dean Spanley' is a whimsical and amusing tale of a man and his past life as a dog. Strange but endearing.

Brought back into print with the new film, this book contains the original story plus the new screenplay/5. Genre/Form: Fiction: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Dunsany, Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Baron, My talks with Dean Spanley.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Dunsany, Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Baron, My talks with Dean Spanley. London, Collins,   My Talks with Dean Spanley by Edward John Moreton Dunsany,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(35).

My Talks With Dean Spanley, first published inis certainly Lord Dunsany's funniest book and, in its unique way, a remarkable tour de force. Now adapted into a new comedy-drama feature film, DEAN SPANLEY follows a father and son as they encounter the eponymous eccentric in this story of reincarnation and reconciliation set in Edwardian.

In 'My Talks with Dean Spanley', Dunsany is having a gentle go - but still a go - at his contemporaries and at a central, and sacred, tenet of his contemporary Edwardian British culture.4/5(3). My Talks With Dean Spanley by Dunsany, Lord and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   ‎The classic humorous novel about an alcohol-loving clergyman who thinks he is the reincarnation of a dog.

Complete with the screenplay and photos from the new film starring Peter O’Toole and Sam Neill. Dean Spanley is the very archetype of a bland churchman: affable, conventional, prudent 5/5(3). My Talks With Dean Spanley, first published inis certainly Lord Dunsany’s funniest book and, in its unique way, a remarkable tour de force.

Now adapted into a new comedy-drama feature film, DEAN SPANLEY follows a father and son as they encounter the eponymous eccentric in this story of reincarnation and reconciliation set in Edwardian.

Or can it be that Dean Spanley must once have been a dog. This special edition includes Lord Dunsany’s witty and inventive novel, My Talks With Dean Spanley, together with Alan Sharp’s award-winning screenplay for the film starring Peter O’Toole and Sam Neill, which faithfully adapts and expands upon the events in the story.

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Now adapted into a new comedy-drama feature film, DEAN SPANLEY follows a father and son as they encounter the eponymous eccentric in this story of reincarnation and reconciliation set in Edwardian 5/5(1). Dean Spanley is an Anglo-New Zealand co-production developed from a novella written in the s by Lord Dunsany, an Irish writer interested in the occult, and adapted by the Scottish novelist Author: Philip French.

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The trailer for the new film DEAN SPANLEY, starring Peter O'Toole, Jeremy Northam, Sam Neill and Bryan Brown. Directed by Toa Fraser.

Opens in Australia and New Zealand February, For more. LA Times and NY Times reviews gave the book My Talks With Dean Spanley by Lord Dunsany 5 star rating. The B&N Review by top critic spends most of the time describing the plot, and delineating the differences between My Talks With Dean Spanley by Lord Dunsany and other books as well as offering tidbits of dialogue.

Or can it be that Dean Spanley must once have been a dog. This special edition includes Lord Dunsany’s witty and inventive novel, My Talks With Dean Spanley, together with Alan Sharp’s award-winning screenplay for the film starring Peter O’Toole and Sam Neill, which faithfully adapts and expands upon the events in the : HarperCollins UK.

It has been out five years &#; and is already a minor classic. Delicious whimsy based on sure understanding of the dog psychology. Here are the little tricks and schemes, the ideas and reasonings and thoughts that go on in the mind of one pet.

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Or can it be that Dean Spanley must once have been a dog. This special edition includes Lord Dunsany’s witty and inventive novel, My Talks With Dean Spanley, together with Alan Sharp’s award-winning screenplay for the film starring Peter O’Toole and Sam Neill, which faithfully adapts and expands upon the events in the story/5(46).

England, Henslowe Fisk (Jeremy Northam) and his ailing father, Horatio Fisk (Peter O'Toole), decide to go to a lecture given by the Swami Nala Prash (Art Malik) on reincarnation, called ‘The Transmigration of Souls'. While there, they meet one Dean Spanley (Sam Neill) as well as Wrather (Bryan Brown), a self-described facilitator from the Colonies.

My Talks With Dean Spanley, first published inis certainly Lord Dunsany's funniest book and, in its unique way, a remarkable tour de force. This special edition includes Lord Dunsany's witty and inventive original novel, as well as Alan Sharp's hilarious screenplay, which faithfully adapts and also expands upon the events in the : Pat Scattergood.

Dean Spanley is affable, conventional and prudent – the very archetype of a bland churchman. Only his keen interest in the transmigration of souls and his obsession with dogs betray any shadow of eccentricity.

But then, richly primed with a few glasses of Imperial Tokay, he begins to speak vividly of the joys of rabbiting, of rolling in fresh dung and of baying at the 5/5(1).

My Talks With Dean Spanley Sime called this one "When We Had Hunted the Moon Enough We Came Back Through the Wood", and it was the frontispiece for My Talks With Dean Spanley. Buy the book here, and if you haven't seen the movie then you are missing a treat, an oversight that you can rectify here.I bought this film because my husband watched part of it on the TV and loved it.

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The story of the dean and the rules about how dogs live their lives was a film he enjoyed. Superb acting by all concerned, particularly Peter O'Toole. The story is lovely and gentle and slightly sad at the end. Beautifully shot and realised, Dean Spanley is a joy/5(). There, they meet the eccentric and mysterious Dean Spanley (Sam Neill), with whom Fisk Jr strikes up a bizarre friendship following a series of chance meetings.