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Funny, insightful, lyrical and touching, this is the perfect book for every dog lover.

Funny, insightful, lyrical and touching, this is the perfect book for every dog lover.
that night a wet nose in the dark
sniffed me awake
From good dogs to bad, adored pets to hard-working sheep dogs, canine companions have not only settled into New Zealand hearts but also into their books. Author Stephanie Johnson — herself an owner of a long line of mutts — has brought together an entertaining mix of writing. This collection includes both the old and new, and ranges over poetry, short stories and non-fiction.

You’ll meet Kevin Ireland’s little hound Mighty Sid, Sue Orr’s Lakeland terrier Buddy, and Michele Leggott’s guide dog Olive. You’ll learn about the early delicacy served up to Captain Cook, what the Cote d’Azur smells like to Charlotte Grimshaw, and Joe Bennett’s advice that ‘The correct way to teach your dog not to climb onto your bed is to sleep on the floor.’

Reviews

. . . this charming collection avoids the usual clichés about cutesy companions and investigates the distinct relationship humans have with dogs . . . A fresh new piece of publishing that will capture your heart and thoughts.

Australian Woman's Weekly

Formats & editions

  • Hardback

    9780143770114

    October 3, 2016

    RHNZ Vintage

    256 pages

    RRP $35.00

    Online retailers

    • Fishpond
    • Mighty Ape
    • Paper Plus
    • The Warehouse
    • Whitcoulls
    • The Nile
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at www.booksellers.co.nz/directory

Book Clubs
SHORT STORY CLUB – 18 OCTOBER 2018

Read the story being discussed on Jesse Mulligan’s show on Radio New Zealand on 18 October 2018

Also by Stephanie Johnson