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Nigel: My Family and Other Dogs

Biography / Memoir
By: Monty Don(Author)
289 pages, 16 plates with colour photos and b/w photos; b/w photos
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When Monty Don's golden retriever Nigel became the surprise star of BBC Gardeners' World inspiring huge interest, fan mail and his own social media accounts, Monty Don wanted to explore what makes us connect with animals quite so deeply. In many respects Nigel is a very ordinary dog; charming, handsome and obedient, as so many are. He is also a much-loved family pet. He is also a star. By telling Nigel's story, Monty relates his relationships with the other special dogs in his life in a memoir of his dogs past and very much present. Witty, touching and life-affirming, Nigel: My family and other dogs is wonderfully heart-warming. Monty Don is a great writer coming out of the garden and into the hearts and homes of every dog lover in the UK.

"I have always had a dog, or dogs. I cannot imagine life without them. I am just as much a fan of Nigel as any besotted viewer. In Nigel: My Family and Other Dogs I explore why we love dogs and what they mean to us emotionally and domestically. I look back on all the dogs in my life – all of which I have loved deeply and which have been an essential part of my life. So, this is the book of Nigel – but also the book of all our dogs in every British family and a celebration of the deep love we feel for them"
– Monty Don

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Monty Don is the presenter of the phenomenally popular BBC programme, Gardeners' World, aided by Nigel. They both live in Herefordshire where Monty gardens and Nigel catches tennis balls.

Biography / Memoir
By: Monty Don(Author)
289 pages, 16 plates with colour photos and b/w photos; b/w photos
Media reviews

"You would need a heart of stone not to love Monty Don's Nigel"

"A charming, affecting and often beautiful read"
– India Knight

"Ever since this lolloping, loveable Golden Retriever first bounded onto the show a few years ago, Nigel has stolen every single shot he's been in, as well as of course the hearts of the entire nation"
Yours Magazine

"A beautiful read"
Dogs Today

Gardener's World

"A charming account"

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