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My Boy Butch : The Heart-warming True Story of a Little Dog Who Made Life Worth Living Again

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December 2011 Non-Fiction Book of the Month.

Heartwarming, moving and hilarious. Broadcaster Dame Jenni Murray recounts her great love affair with Butch the Chihuahua which she says nearly cost her her marriage. It is a tribute to this oft maligned breed, and to a little dog who made her life worth living again.

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My Boy Butch : The Heart-warming True Story of a Little Dog Who Made Life Worth Living Again by Jenni Murray

There was always a dog. If not real, then imagined. As a lonely only child, Dame Jenni Murray longed to have a dog. She had only Timmy her imaginary pooch for company until her fifth birthday when her parents bought her a beautiful little puppy -- Taffy the Corgi. This was to be the start of a life-long passion for man's best friend. Having been a small dog owner all her adult life, in her fifties the arrival of Butch the Chihuahua coincided with the devastating discovery that she had breast cancer. Butch proved to be a devoted source of comfort, love and hilarity at the most difficult time in her life. Making her smile when she wanted to cry and laugh when she needed to the most, Butch was an invaluable source of support and the reassuring presence of this special little dog helped Jenni to make a full recovery.


'An absolute joy!a breezy and uplifting read' - Daily Mail 'Anyone who has seen for themselves the power of 'dog medicine' to mend broken hearts and fill empty lives will find this book an absolute joy ' - Mail on Sunday

'Heartwarming and hilarious' - The Manchester Evening News

About the Author

Jenni Murray

Jenni Murray started her career in local radio in Bristol. She has presented Newsnight on BBC2 and Today on Radio 4 before inheriting the Woman's Hour Chair from Sue MacGregor in 1987. She was awarded an OBE in 1999 for services to broadcasting.

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Publication date

8th December 2011


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HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers


240 pages


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