books of the month join us on facebook book price comparison
Search our site
The Course of History Ten Meals That Changed the World by Struan Stevenson, Tony Singh Read the opening extract of the brand new Struan Stevenson, Tony Singh book before its publication on 24/10/2017

A Home of Their Own: 150 Years of Battersea Dogs and Cats Home by Garry Jenkins
  

A Home of Their Own: 150 Years of Battersea Dogs and Cats Home

The Real World   

RRP £16.99

Notify me
when in stock

As soon as this book is back in stock we will send you an email.

Download an extract Share this book

Sue Baker's view...

A happy 150th birthday to Battersea and to celebrate, Garry Jenkins has written this welcome history outlining the development of the home from those early days as the Home for Lost and Starving Dogs in a Holloway side street. There are plenty of archive photographs, engravings and illustrations to illuminate the text showing just a few of the millions of dogs – and cats who have been saved by Battersea. Even with much expanded premises it’s still bursting at the seams, dogs and cats still being abandoned and abused in great numbers. Buy this and you can enjoy a book packed with wonderful stories and ensure more pennies in the coffers – all royalties go to the home.

Like for Like Reading
Rescue Me: My Life with the Battersea Dogs, Melissa Wareham
Twenty Wagging Tales, Barrie Hawkings

Who is Sue Baker

Win a Signed Copy from Arun Gandhi

We have a highly sought after SIGNED COPY to give away of The Gift of Anger, written by Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson, Arun Gandhi. This is a memoir that also shares some of the beliefs and teachings of his grandfather, beliefs that focus on co-existence and tolerance which are needed now more than ever in our world.

To have a chance of winning this fantastic prize, click the button below. Please note that this draw is open only for UK residents and is free to enter, multiple entries from the same email address will only be counted once.

The draw closes on 31 October 2017. The winners will be notified by 9 November 2017.

Good luck!

Enter prize draw Draw closes: 31/10/2017

Synopsis

A Home of Their Own: 150 Years of Battersea Dogs and Cats Home by Garry Jenkins

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is one of the best-known animal sanctuaries in the world. Since it first opened its doors in 1860, millions of lost, abused and abandoned pets have benefited from its founder's promise that no dog or cat 'in any condition be, on any pretence whatever, refused admittance'. Around the world Battersea is a byword for compassion and hope. It hasn't always been this way. When the Home was first established, Victorian London had little time for the canine strays that routinely wandered its grimy streets; homeless dogs found on the pavements were routinely destroyed. During its early years the Home was threatened by financial crises, threats of eviction and legal action by neighbours upset by the constant barking. Then came rabies epidemics and the Blitz. Yet the Home not only survived, it thrived. Here is the story of this remarkable institution. It tells how the treatment of dogs and cats has evolved from Victorian times up to the present day. At its heart is the story of the remarkable characters who made Battersea what it is today, from the mysterious Mary Tealby, the remarkable founder of the Home, to Airedale Jack, the Battersea dog who became a hero in the trenches of the Great War. It is a book that will warm the hearts of animal lovers everywhere.

Reviews

It's fantastic that Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is still going strong after 150 years. As a dog lover myself, I fully support the work of the Home. Rescuing a dog or cat is such a fulfilling and rewarding experience as I have found with Buster, Olga and Bullseye! I would recommend anyone to consider getting their pet from a rescue home like Battersea. It's great to think of the thousands of animals they've helped over the years - long may it continue! Paul O'Grady For 150 years Battersea Dogs & Cats Home has been salvation for thousands of dogs and cats. The staff are incredible and I sincerely wishand hope they are around for at least another 150 years Simon Cowell Congratulations Battersea! The cats and dogs who find their way here are the lucky ones. Judi Dench The story is all here: compassion, determination, adversity, politics, wartime cares, 21st Century carelessness. -- Libby Purves Mail on Sunday 20100725


About the Author

Garry Jenkins is an author and journalist. During a twenty-five-year career he has written for magazines and newspapers on both sides of the Atlantic, from Elle and Esquire to Time Out and The Daily Mail. He now writes regularly for The Times. His many books include Colonel Cody & The Flying Cathedral, a historical biography of the first man to fly in Britain, and Play It Again Tom: Curious Truths About Cats & Dogs (written under the pseudonym Augustus Brown). As a ghost-writer he has collaborated on a number of dog-related titles. He lives with his family in London.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading similar books...
Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

24th June 2010

Author

Garry Jenkins

More books by Garry Jenkins
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations
Loading twitter updates...

Publisher

Bantam Press an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Hardback
256 pages

Categories

The Real World

Dogs as pets
Cats as pets
Animals & society

ISBN

9780593059678

Books of the month/debuts of the month, kids/adults, fiction/non-fiction, free prize draws and free extracts, what's not to love?

Emma Smith

Love Reading - it not only does what it says on the tin, it does it with Jam on!!

Maz Tucker

If you LOVE reading then you will love LOVEREADING! It's a 'novel' idea. Seriously though I could not recommend them enough.

Rebecca Whymark

Lovereading tells me about new books before they hit the shelves, lets me find other authors I may like and has great prize draws!

Sheila Dale

Lovereading is pitched at just the right level for all the various types of people who enjoy reading in its many forms.

Pam Woodburn

I read new, exciting writers and established authors before publication and there is a great website full of brilliant books and opinions.

Lynda

They are bright, breezy and eager to offer a great book, then genuinely listen/respect the review one writes.

Maggie Crane

Lovereading has all the new books and also suggestions for 'similar' authors whilst waiting for your favourites new books.

Carol Peace

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools