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Bel Mooney is a journalist with almost forty years' experience. Well-known to millions for her advice columns, first for the Times and now in the Daily Mail, as well as countless programmes for radio and television. Bel lives in Bath and London with her husband, Robin and of course, her dog Bonnie.
Another doggy memoir I thought on picking this up, I’ll read this first, it won’t take long... Well, spectacular misjudgement on my part. This is no pot-boiler, it’s a deeply charged and passionate look at the role of companion animals set against the author’s own experience of traumatic life events. It was chance Bel Mooney found Bonnie and this tiny dog was the lifesaver she needed. Dogs give unconditional love and when life falls apart their constancy is invaluable. Interspersed throughout the book are observations and insights into the role of companion animals and there is always adorable, irrepressible Bonnie. A really captivating book, hard to put down and definitely not just another doggy memoir. Like for Like ReadingDog Years, Mark DotyWalking Ollie: Winning the Love of a Difficult Dog, Stephen Foster
June 2010 Good Housekeeping selection. Daily Mail advice columnist Bel Mooney explores how her rescue dog Bonnie has seen her through the hard times in Small Dogs Can Save Your Life.
This title contains super stories starring the irrepressible Kitty!Kitty is a girl with something to say. Whether she's rushing around looking for her lost shoe, refusing to tidy her room, or wanting to stay up late, she makes sure everyone knows how she feels. But she discovers that she's not always right. And sometimes - just sometimes - it's good to listen to Mum and Dad. But not for long. After all, she wouldn't be Kitty if she did!This is a bumper collection of stories about a little girl with big opinions.
Before she knows it, everything in thirteen-year-old Flora Popescu's life has changed. Her parents, her best friend Alys, and the restricted life she has always known in their Bucharest tower block are distanced from her - and Daniel, the mysterious new boy at school, seems to be the cause. Flora likes him, but why can't everybody else trust him too? She thinks of her father's words: People like us can't afford the luxury of new friends. Then, just as she is making sense of her divided loyalties, Flora discovers that only she alone can save her father's life.
Like mother, like daughter? Not necessarily! Fourteen superb stories explore the mother-daughter relationship in a variety of different ways in this fantastic collection. Bel Mooney has chosen stories by the very best contemporary writers from the UK and US, including Adele Geras, Candice Ransom, Linda Newbery, Jean Ure, Cathy Hopkins and Shirley Klock. Heartwarming, funny, challenging and tragic, the stories in this collection reflect the complexity of the mother-daughter relationship. Some will make you laugh, others will make you cry. But whether you are a daughter or the mother of one, you will find much to recognise, think about and enjoy in all fourteen.
An adorable teddy bear story from Bel Mooney for Egmont's Blue Banana series. Mr. Tubs the teddy always looks after his owner, Kitty. He knows she'd be lost without him. But one day Kitty loses Mr. Tubs. Poor Mr. Tubs--left behind in a dark forest, full of wild creatures. And poor Kitty. Will she ever see Mr. Tubs again? Blue bananas are chapter books for children learning to read, suitable for NC Level 2 readers. They are carefully designed educational books for children, supporting their understanding of how to read and develop vocabulary. Blue bananas uses speech bubbles to aid understanding of dialogue and the text encourages children to explore the feelings of characters.