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Biography

FINDING HARMONY- A REMARKABLE DOG THAT HELPED A FAMILY THROUGH THE DARKEST OF TIMES

FINDING HARMONY- A REMARKABLE DOG THAT HELPED A FAMILY THROUGH THE DARKEST OF TIMES

Author - Sally Hyder - Publisher - Ebury

Heartwarming, inspirational and genuinely touching, Finding Harmony is the remarkable true story of an extraordinary dog that rescued a woman from the depths of depression and transformed a family for ever.

A keen mountaineer, Sally Hyder was in her prime and loving life. She shared her passion for climbing with her partner Andrew and it was a dream come true when Andrew proposed at Everest Base Camp. For them, climbing mountains made anything seem possible and represented their attitude to life.

But a year after Sally and Andrew were married Sally was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. She was only 28 and was training to be a Macmillan nurse - she wanted to care for the terminally ill. But Sally was determined the disease wouldn't slow her down: she went back to work looking after others and, despite warnings that her condition could deteriorate in pregnancy, went on to have three beautiful children.

But it was when her youngest child Melissa was diagnosed with severe autism that Sally began to spiral into depression. Sally felt guilty about the pressures faced by her elder daughter Clara in her role as carer. Sally worried that she was missing out on the freedom of childhood.

She needed help. Unsure who to turn to, she happened upon Canine Partners and an extraordinary dog called Harmony. They formed an instant bond; Harmony can perform over 100 chores - from putting groceries into the trolley to handing over Sally's purse at the till. Harmony is an unending source of comfort: she intuitively knows when Sally is in pain and calms Melissa when she suffers panic attacks.

Harmony has given Sally the ability to start living once more, and become a mother again in her own way. She has shown Sally that the sky's the limit and, with a taste for independence that she hadn't felt since her mountaineering days, Sally's sights are set on the peaks of Ben Nevis once more.

In August 2010 Sally planned to climb the hardest of the Munro Mountains. Sadly her attempt was thwarted after her motorised wheelchair short-circuited. But Sally is a fighter and is training for her second attempt, which she will complete with her husband by her side. And Harmony too, of course.

WATCH SALLY AND HARMONY'S INTERVIEW ON THIS MORNING BY USING THE FOLLOWING LINK

http://thismorning.itv.com/thismorning/life/harmony-assistance-dog

Price: 9.49

HERE'S ONE I WROTE EARLIER

HERE'S ONE I WROTE EARLIER

Author - Peter Purves - Publisher - Green Umbrella

Peter Purves is well known for his love of dogs and long association with "Crufts". He first began presenting coverage for the BBC in 1976 and has been closely associated with it for over thirty years.

Peter's autobiography is a look back at his exciting life and career, where many will know him from his time in Dr Who and his 10 year stint presenting Blue Peter. Find out what really goes on behind the scenes in this fascinating memoir.

Price: 22.49

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 YEARS

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 YEARS

Author - Joyce Collis - Publisher - Cosme

Joyce Collis is one of the most renowned judges in the world and her autobiography is a fascinating record of her amazing life. Beginning with her early days in India, through her time in the Land Army to her involvement with dogs this memoir presents an unrivalled record of the dog show scene in the twentieth century.

Illustrated with numerous historical photos, this 160 page autobiography will prove inspirational to all with an interest in the world of dogs.

Price: 18.45

FROM HOOFBEATS TO DOGSTEPS - A LIFE OF LISTENING TO AND LEARNING FROM ANIMALS

FROM HOOFBEATS TO DOGSTEPS - A LIFE OF LISTENING TO AND LEARNING FROM ANIMALS

Author - Rachel Page-Elliott - Publisher - Dogwise

Rachel Page-Elliott is renowned throughout world for her work on canine gait resulting in the celebrated DOGSTEPS book and DVD.

Born to a loving and educated New England family, Rachel Page Elliott, known to all as Pagey, was encouraged to develop her interests and talents wherever they would lead her. And lead her they did, to a life-long fascination with animals, first to horses, then to dogs. Each passion created adventures and opportunities that make her life story so fascinating.

With a growing family and a farm in the country, Pagey bred and competed in a wide range of dog sports with her "Featherquest" Golden Retrievers. Her interests led her to the scientific study of canine structure and movement and ground-shaking research that changed, and is still changing, widely-held beliefs about how dogs move. Curl up with this reminiscence of the life of a woman ahead of her time in her independence and passionate study of her interests and be inspired to follow your own instincts to live life more fully!

Her DVDs, Dogsteps and Canine Cineradiology are available from this webshop.

Price: 16.99

HAIRY MOMENTS - THE STORY OF MIKE AND JANET LEWIS AND THE POTTERDALE BEARDIES

HAIRY MOMENTS - THE STORY OF MIKE AND JANET LEWIS AND THE POTTERDALE BEARDIES

Author - Judith Leroy - Publisher - Rivers

Inspired and advised by Joyce Collis, who's autobiography is above, Mike and Janet Lewis began an amazing career in Bearded Collies culminating in the fantastic achievement of BEST IN SHOW at Crufts.

Read all about the excitement and heartache of this incredible journey from their first meeting with Joyce when they had never seen a Bearded Collie in the flesh to their astounding success in the show ring.

Full of advice gleaned from experience, this book will fascinate and inspire all with an interest in breeding and showing dogs.

Price: 16.00