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Doglands by Tim Willocks


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A gripping adventure, Doglands is also a stirring comment on power and those who wield it and bravery and those who can show it. Furgal, Keeva’s first-born pup, is born in a prison camp for greyhounds run by the cruel owner Dedbone. It’s a tough enough existence for a champion greyhound such as Keeva but she knows that there will be no shelter in it for her crossbreed pups; Furgal must follow his outlaw father and lead his siblings to safety. Furgal’s flight from cruelty and his epic journey to find freedom is a powerfully captured in this stirring story which is not for the faint hearted.

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Doglands by Tim Willocks

Furgul is a puppy born in a slave camp for racing greyhounds. But he has a terrible secret - he is only part greyhound. When the cruel owner of the camp recognises Furgul's impure origins he takes him to be killed, but Furgal manages a spectacular escape. Now Furgul must confront the indifference, complexity, and ferocity of the greater world, a world in which there seems to be two choices: live the comfortable life of a pet and sacrifice freedom or live the life of a free dog, glorious but also dangerous, because every man will turn his hand against you.


'What I did not expect was how completely bowled over I would be by this magnificent novel. Doglands works on so many levels I don’t even know where to begin..' Random Acts of Reading blog

'Chosen as a Spring 2012 Teen Fiction Highlight' - The Bookseller

Other praise for Tim Willocks:

'A master craftsman.' Literary Review

'It is simply incredible.' - Ottakar's Bookstore

About the Author

Tim Willocks

Tim Willock is a British born doctor of psychiatry. He has written four novels for adults, including Bad City Blues, which was adapted for the screen in a movie starring Dennis Hopper. He also wrote the Steven Spielberg documentary 'The Unfinished Journey'. Tim is a black belt in Shotokan Karate.

He currently lives on a mountain in Kerry, Ireland.

During his life he has lived with four unforgettable dogs: a German shepherd called Gul, a black and white greyhound called Auda, a black greyhound called Lily, and a white lurcher called Feargal.

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5th January 2012


Tim Willocks

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