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A DOG CALLED DEZ

A DOG CALLED DEZ

Author - John Tovey with Veronica Clark - Publisher - John Blake

When John Tovey lost his sight at the age of 42, he thought his life was over. He was wrong, it was just beginning. John had followed a bad path drifting in and out of trouble. He was sent to improvement schools, a young offenders institute and eventually a prison. John was on self-destruct and thought nothing or no one could help him.

Then he became the victim of a vicious attack by a notorious train 'steaming' gang. John knew he had to take the witness stand. He bravely gave evidence which helped put the men behind bars but just as he'd started to turn his life around for the better, fate dealt him another blow and John went blind overnight. He lost everything, his sight, his job and his home.

Scared and alone, John asked for help and, thanks to Guide Dogs for the Blind, was introduced to a bouncy black labrador called Dez. Dez brought colour and light back into John's life and slowly he learned how to live again. It was a partnership made in heaven and in 2012; Dez won the coveted 'Guide Dog of the Year' award. With his loyal dog by his side, John stepped out of the shadows and back into the light.

Price: 16.49

BULLI - A CANINE AUTOBIOGRAPHY

BULLI - A CANINE AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Author - Patsy's Bulli Off at Supremacy Assisted by Di Johnson and David Cavill - Publisher - RTC

Patsy's Bulli Off at Supemacy, the lager lout of the world of dogs, was created by Di Johnson for the magazine, Dogs Monthly in 1995.

With David Cavill, the then publisher of Dogs Monthly, she subsequently transcribed many of his columns for the magazine and Bulli quickly became a celebrity in his own right as he thought the unthinkable and said the unsayable. His material, which has to be said was nothing short of chaotic, has now been edited by David into a reasonably(!) fluent narrative - although Bulli's unique style, spelling and misunderstandings have been retained.

Price: 9.45

CANINE PERSPECTIVES

CANINE PERSPECTIVES

For over thirty years David Cavill has been writing about companion animals. Throughout that time he has been involved in the worlds of both pedigree and mongrel dogs: with their selection, their care and their training. He has been active politically both within the canine world and with it's relationships with charities, NGOs, government and local authorities.

His regular column in the newspaper Our Dogs, Speakers' Corner, provides a unique perspective on all facets of dog and pet ownership. The best of these and other articles have been brought together in this book.

His views are often controversial but always entertaining - as you will find when you read this fascinating series or articles

Price: 8.45

CHEWY - THE STREET DOG WHO BROUGHT A NEIGHBOURHOOD TOGETHER

CHEWY - THE STREET DOG WHO BROUGHT A NEIGHBOURHOOD TOGETHER

Author - Bruce Klein - Publisher - Ebury Press

The first time Bruce Klein caught sight of Chewy, this beautiful street dog captured his heart.

Chewy had been a stray since he was a puppy. Sometimes he travelled with other street dogs, but more often he made his rounds alone. Bruce began to feed this timid St Bernard Cross, and he soon met other locals who looked out for Chewy too.

The neighbours saw Chewy shivering in the winter rain, and knew it would only be a matter of time until the local animal control put him down. Bruce was happy to take him home, but Chewy was big and frightened. Rescuing him wouldn't be simple - the neighbours had to devise a plan ...

Price: 9.49

A DOG DAY

A DOG DAY

Authors - Emmanuel & Aldin - Publisher - Souvenir

Who could resist a dog who manages to wind a whole household round his paw while committing sins that deserve the harshest punishment? Greedy, always out for the main chance, not above taking revenge on the one person in the person in the house who doesn't like him, he remains utterly appealing. And with Cecil Aldin's pictures to bring him vibrantly alive, he has captivated generations of children and adults alike.

First published in 1902, "A Dog Day" has been continously in demand ever since. It remains Cecil Aldin's most enduring creation, and now appears again for a new generation, to delight all those with a soft spot for a wholly lovable scamp.

Price: 9.45

A SOLDIER'S FRIEND ( For children aged 9 plus)

A SOLDIER'S FRIEND ( For children aged 9 plus)

Author - Megan Rix - Publisher - Puffin Books

Sammy is a football crazy rescue puppy. Mouser is a fearless grey tabby.

Together they make an unlikely pair that won't be parted, not even by the First World War.

As the war rages in Europe, Londoners are sending brave animals to help the soldiers - and Mouser and Sammy are soon on their way to the trenches.

Boldly criss-crossing no-man's land they make new friends of every nationality - and reunite with old ones. But on the muddy front line, under fire and constantly in danger, will their friendship be enough to save them so they can return home together?

'If you love Michael Morpurgo, you will enjoy this' Express

Price: 8.49

DIARY OF A BARKING MAD DOG OWNER

DIARY OF A BARKING MAD DOG OWNER

Author - Jackie McGuiness - Publisher - Dolman Scott

This memoir contains over 300 pages of recollections about the author's chaotic life with Airedales compiled from numerous adventures sent by email to her sister.

All profits from the sale of this book go to canine rescue charities.

Price: 10.49

STRAIGHT UP AND DOWN PLEASE

STRAIGHT UP AND DOWN PLEASE

Author - Margaret Duckett - Publisher - Penquite

A Review

"Margaret Duckett allows us a glimpse beyond the veneer of dogshowing, into the reality of bribery and corruption in which 'winning' demands very different criteria than a nice showdog!

As a nonprofessional petowner I thoroughly enjoyed this novel; the easy-to-read natural pace enables the reader to identify with the characters, their relationships, and human dilemmas, whilst the alluring but cutthroat environment of dogshowing demands they act and change in ways which reveal human nature in a new and original way, hitherto unexplored in the world of literature. Highly recommended!"

Price: 13.49

DO IT AGAIN PLEASE

DO IT AGAIN PLEASE

Author - Margaret Duckett - Publisher - Penquite

The story continues in this fascinating sequel to Straight Up and Down Please.

Read more about this outrageous cast of characters in the world of dog showing - author and judge, Margaret Duckett dishes the dirt in this exciting sequel!

Price: 13.49

GHOST BOY

GHOST BOY

Author - Martin Pistorius - Publisher Simon & Schuster

In January 1988, aged twelve, Martin Pistorius fell inexplicably sick. First he lost his voice and stopped eating; then he slept constantly and shunned human contact. Doctors were mystified. Within eighteen months he was mute and wheelchair-bound. Martin's parents were told that an unknown degenerative disease had left him with the mind of a baby and he probably had less than two years to live.

Martin went on to be cared for at centres for severely disabled children, a shell of the bright, vivacious boy he had once been. What no-one knew is that while Martin's body remained unresponsive his mind slowly woke up. He could tell no-one but incredibly, his dog sensed the awareness in him and was able to alert his carers when he needed help.

He was a prisoner inside a broken body but then, in 1998, when Martin was twenty-three years old, an aromatherapy masseuse began treating him and sensed some part of him was alert. Experts were dismissive, but his parents persevered and soon realised their son was as intelligent as he'd always been. With no memory of the time before his illness, Martin was a man-child reborn in a world he didn't know. He was still in a wheelchair and unable to speak, but he was brilliantly adept at computer technology.

Since then, and against all odds, he has fallen in love, married and set up a design business which he runs from his home in Essex. Ghost Boy is an incredible, deeply moving story of recovery and the power of love. Through Martin's story we can know what it is like to be here and yet not here - unable to communicate yet feeling and understanding everything. Martin's emergence from his darkness enables us to celebrate the human spirit and is a wake-up call to cherish our own lives

Price: 17.49

GOING HOME

GOING HOME

Author - Cliff McNish - Publisher - Orion

At the Happy Paws Rescue Centre, every pet dreams of one thing: going home. But Ralph, Mitch, Bessie and Fred are the no-hopers: dogs so difficult or troublesome they aren't expected to ever go home. Ralph's face is scarred. Bessie can't stand to be touched. Mitch can't stop chasing cats and Fred... has just given up. Who'd want to adopt any of them instead of a cute little puppy?

But when Happy Paws reviews its policy of never putting an unwanted pet down, time starts running out for the dogs. Can they prove that they're worth a second chance? Will there be hope for the no-hopers after all?

Hardback

Price: 16.49

IF ONLY I COULD TALK

IF ONLY I COULD TALK

Author - Tony Lewis - Publisher - Matador

This superb story has received nothing but 5 star reviews all round and the best way to describe it is to show what readers are saying about it!

"This book is a delightful, insightful, amusing, thought-provoking and all-round terrific read. Tony Lewis writes with such passion and his prose flows effortlessly. I defy anyone who even remotely likes dogs not to fall in love with Nelson, and for those of us who are true animal lovers, Tony provides a unique insight into the mind and world of our best friends"

What more can we say ..... but ORDER YOUR COPY NOW!!

Buy it - read it, it's great!

Price: 10.49

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