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A Dog's Life
Martin Clunes

Classification : Pets & Animal World
Pub Date : Jun 11, 2009
Imprint : Hodder Paperbacks
Page Extent : 352
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780340977057
Price : 699

About the book

Martin Clunes is happy to admit that with Mary, it was love at first sight; her soft, brown eyes, her perfect figure and that unstoppable wagging tail. As cocker spaniels go, she was perfect.

Mary was soon joined in the Clunes' household by Tina, another cocker, and Arthur, a black Labrador. Reminiscent of MARLEY & ME, the dynamics between the three dogs makes hilarious reading: puppy classes, Scrufts, the competition for top dog status (and even Martin has to fight for this), which leads to visits from a dog psychologist.

His passion for dogs inspired Martin to embark on a journey of discovery about their ancestors, both wild (the painted dogs of Tanzania) and extremely tame (the members of the Beverly Hills Mutt Club).

With his trademark warmth and humour, Martin describes meeting a worldwide cast of doggie characters, and how humans have shaped the dog world as we know it today. One thing is certain: he will never see Mary, Tina and Arthur in quite the same way again.


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An endearing read through which we learn about Martin and his family, and the world of dogs>
Compelling reading and full of surprises>
Part memoir, part canine love affair, Clunes tells an engaging tale of life in the country with beloved dogs... A lovely read>
This fond, funny and endearing book is a must for all dog lovers>
Martin embarked on a world-wide quest to explore the history of dogs. This book is Martin's account of his discoveries, told with his own brand of warmth and humor>
An endearing account of the Clunes' family struggle to instil peace between their warring cocker spaniels, while Martin traces how his dogs' wild ancestors became the pampered pets of today>
[A Dog's Life is] Martin Clunes's charming, sensible exploration of the noble bond between man and dog>
     
Martin Clunes
Martin Clunes is one of Britain's favourite actors the star of Doc Martin and the voice of Kipper the Dog. He lives in the West Country with his family and his dogs.
Books by Martin Clunes
A Dog's Life (PB)