Broadcaster and dog-lover Clare Balding to sign copies of her latest book at Hungerford
POPULAR broadcaster Clare Balding will be signing copies of her latest book at Hungerford Bookshop on Monday (December 4) at 4pm.
In Isle of Dogs: A Canine Adventure Through Britain dog-lover Clare explores the many roles dogs fulfil and the history of how they became such an intrinsic part of our lives.
She talks to people whose everyday survival depends on their dog, those whose experience of life has been transformed by them and what dogs have meant to her.
“Dogs are never just pets. Not for the British. We love them as members of the family. They work with us, sleep with us, eat with us, help us live our daily lives and come on holiday with us. Some parents will freely admit to enjoying the company of their dogs more than their children while many couples would choose the dog over their partner. So what is it that makes our bond so special?”
From the mysteries of extinct breeds to the ancient dogs still thriving today, she journeys from Battersea to the Orkney Islands via Buckingham Palace to tell a moving and humorous tale of loyalty and partnership. Isle of Dogs is a great read for anyone whose life has been transformed by a faithful hound.
Book at www.hungerfordbookshop.co.uk
If you can’t make the event you can reserve a signed copy, tel: (01488) 683480.
Clare was born and grew up in Kingsclere, her father Ian Balding and her younger brother Andrew both successful racehorse trainers.