Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Senior: 11 & 12: Unit 3: Only the Animals

Only the Animals by Ceridwen Covey

Only the animals is a collection of short stories by Ceridwen Dovey.

Winner of the inaugural Readings New Australian Writing Award 2014 

The souls of ten animals caught up in human conflicts over the last century tell their astonishing stories of life and death. In a trench on the Western Front a cat recalls her owner Colette’s theatrical antics in Paris. In Nazi Germany a dog seeks enlightenment. A Russian tortoise once owned by the Tolstoys drifts in space during the Cold War. In the siege of Sarajevo a bear starving to death tells a fairytale. And a dolphin sent to Iraq by the US Navy writes a letter to Sylvia Plath…

YouTube: Videos on 'Only the Animals' and Ceridwen Dovey

Ceridwen Dovey, Author of Only the Animals, in conversation with Caroline Baum

Booktopia TV

15th May 2014

Duration : 9 mins 

Animated short film inspired by the book Only the Animals by Ceridwen Dovey.

Penguins Books Australia

16th April 2014

Duration : 2 mins 08 secs