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My Dog, my Friend TBD4610


My Dog, my Friend

Heart-warming tales of canine companionship from celebrities and other extraordinary people


A kaleidoscope of vivid, moving and highly entertaining accounts of the delights and benefits of dog ownership: an anthology of stories, freely contributed, from TV personalities, broadcasters, politicians, writers, and many others.

Brought to life with colour photographs of the writers and their beloved canine companions, this is an ideal bedside or coffee table book that can be read cover-to-cover, or simply ‘dipped into.’ It conveys the key message that dogs can – and do – have a positive impact on the way we feel and live. All author royalties go to the charity Samaritans, to support its invaluable work of alleviating emotional distress and reducing suicidal behaviour.

  • A unique anthology of contributions from the well-known and famous to the man in the street
  • Wide-ranging stories from people with very different personalities
  • Contributions from TV personalities, actors, politicians, comedians, journalists, and many others
  • Stand-alone accounts make for an easy book to dip in and out of
  • Visually appealing with colour photos throughout
  • Well written by people with a pedigree in writing!
  • Raises awareness of mental health
  • A feel-good book with a positive message
  • All royalties donated to the Samaritans
  • A delightful read, and an ideal gift for all dog lovers

Contributors include ...

  • Photographer of the famous – Rankin
  • Fashionista – Brix Smith-Start
  • Journalists – Melanie Reid, Fidelma Cook, Tim Dowling and Clare Allan
  • Broadcasters/presenters – Jenni Murray, Fred MacAulay, Alan Titchmarsh, Esther Rantzen, Ian Hamilton
  • Actors – Simon Callow and Tony Roper
  • Authors – William McIlvanney, Jackie Kay, Quintin Jardine, Richard Holloway, Julie Myerson, Helen FitzGerald, Lynne Truss
  • Artist – David Shrigley
  • Popular poet – John Hegley
  • Celebrity chef – Antony Worrall Thompson
  • Composer – Sally Beamish



Format Paperback • 170 x 220mm • 96 pages • 50 colour and 4 b&w pictures
ISBN 978-1-845846-10-7
UPC 6-36847-04610-1