For The Love Of A Dog – A Memoir Of Meltdown, Recovery And A Golden Doodle By Amanda Brookfield

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I am not the sort of person people expect to fall apart. More to the point, I am not the sort of person I expect to fall apart.’ When her mother dies and a post-divorce relationship goes wrong Amanda Brookfield finds herself felled by despair. Misery destroys self-confidence, she discovers, as well as the ability to laugh, or to think straight. But when Mabel, a rambunctious, eye-poppingly beautiful eight week old golden doodle enters her life, Amanda soon realises that, in learning how to look after her new fluffy companion, she is also inching towards a new understanding of herself

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For The Love Of A Dog is a poignant and often hilarious examination of how a zest for life can re-emerge from the rubble of loss. Written with the novelist’s unflinching eye for telling detail and the courage of candid self-reflection, Brookfield’s writing entertains as much as it enriches. She teases out the truths at the heart of life’s pitfalls, throwing light on the big issues that face us all. Paperback. Published by Head of Zeus Ltd 2018

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