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Dog Treats An Assortment of Mutts, Mongrels, Puppies and Pooches

by Christopher Matthew

eBooks of the Month Humorous and Funny Books The Real World

Dog Treats An Assortment of Mutts, Mongrels, Puppies and Pooches Synopsis

From Ozymandias the Steve McQueen of Springers whose acrobatic sex life rivals Errol Flynn's, to terrier Ted, whose Falstaffian appetites (and over-indulgence following the loyal toast) lead to a shameful bender followed by a spell in re-hab, man's best friend comes in many guises, not all of them benign. In his latest collection of sly verse, Christopher Matthew celebrates the canine world in all its glorious diversity - and takes a sidelong glance at the human one along the way. Travelling from Camp Bastion to West Wittering via a sunlit Greek island, Matthew's compendium embraces comedy, tragedy and personalities great and small. There are exuberant, rear-fixated puppies and neglected latchkey dogs, there are dignified mongrel strays, war-heroes, a psychotic Great Dane called Cher Bebe and a top-drawer spaniel of theatrical lineage with Uggie-envy. And then there is man, with his cowardice, his commitment issues, his short attention span and his propensity for very silly names...The great question Matthew circles in this gloriously entertaining gallop through one of the world's great auld alliances, therefore, is not so much who is the master in this relationship, as who is the mutt. Touching, wicked, clever and kind, Dog Treats will bring delight and recognition to dog-lovers everywhere.

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Win a Family Weekend Ticket to the Daily Mail Chalke Valley History Festival!

Closing date: 14/06/2019

The Daily Mail Chalke Valley History Festival, which takes place annually in Broad Chalke, near Salisbury in Wiltshire, is the largest festival dedicated entirely to history in the UK. Spread over 60 acres, it is a unique combination of talks, discussions and topical debates, plus a vast living history encampment, where the very best living historians bring history to life with their extensive knowledge and passion for their subjects. This summer, over 150 talks and debates will be delivered by eminent historians, writers and commentators. Speakers will include: Victoria Hislop, Michael Wood, Mariella Frostrup, Niall Ferguson, Kate Williams, Max Hastings, Neil Oliver, Antonia Fraser, and Ben MacIntyre.  We have four family weekend tickets to give away. These allow 2 adults and up to 3 children into the Festival for free on 29th or 30th June, to attend living history activities, listen to the ‘Live History Live’ talks, get access to the stands and stalls, and go to the party on Saturday evening! * The draw closes on 14th June 2019. Tickets to the literary talks are not included and will need to be booked and paid for separately. Please note that this draw is open only for UK residents and is free to enter. We will select four winners who will receive a family weekend ticket. Each family Ticket allows 2 adults and up to 3 children to come into the festival for free on either the 29th or the 30th June The draw closes on 14th June 2019. The winners will be notified as soon as possible.

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The Good Book Guide Review

‘Dogs are our link to Paradise. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden.’ Milan Kund-era’s homage to the wonderful world of dogs is echoed by Matthew’s delicious new collection of canine verse. Eclectic and wildly entertaining, he introduces a wide range of pooches, from Ted the gastronome whose splurge on ‘smidgens of Brie and little blobs of chocolate mousse’ leads to the inevitable doggy bender, to Ozymandias, the amorous ‘Steve McQueen of Springers’. These and many other memorable characters are keenly observed in a beautifully illustrated volume that will resonate warmly with any dog-lover.

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ISBN: 9781408705667
Publication date: 02/10/2014
Publisher: Little, Brown an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781408705667
Publication date: 2nd October 2014
Author: Christopher Matthew
Publisher: Little, Brown an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 144 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Humour, The Real World,
Categories: Humour,

About Christopher Matthew

Christopher Matthew is the author of Now We Are Sixty, When We Were Fifty and The Man Who Dropped the Le Creuset on his Toe. He lives in London and Suffolk.

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