‘If you are accompanied by a dog you can talk to anyone, and anyone can talk to you – about anything …’ And they do. Edward Stourton’s walks with Kudu, his dog, become an opportunity for wonderfully unlikely encounters, and reflecting on the world from the dog-walker’s perspective proves remarkably illuminating. Ed and Kudu’s small trips to the park offer up big insights into romantic attachment, honour and heroism, guilt and depression, our sense of duty, beauty and the hard facts of life’s pecking order. Diary of a Dog-Walker is witty, wise and will be utterly irresistible to any man or woman with a dog.
‘The sort of book that might convert even a cat-lover to the charm of canine company’ Jane Shilling, Mail on Sunday
‘A thoroughly enjoyable ramble through a diverse selection of topics which range from dogs of war and dog fighting to presidential pets and choosing the right name… In turn serious, funny, sad and light-hearted; it’s a perfect mixture’ Karen Bush, Your Dog
‘This is the world conceived on a canine level, interpreted with intelligent humour and human interest’Iain Finlayson, Saga Magazine
‘Edward Stourton is civilized, charming and writes like an angel. The dogs all spring to life but this is a gorgeous book for everybody – not just for dog lovers.’ Jilly Coopershow more