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Another year… another Christmas… another book!

Bobby dog scampered into our lives in July with the arrival of my sixth book.  Since then, things have been really hectic and exciting with hundreds of sales of his book and his soft toy.

The toy was designed from a photo of the real dog who inspired the story, which in turn is based on one of his real-life escapades.  The story is told in my usual rhyming couplets and is enhanced by Liz’s superb illustrations.

The new book’s launch was hosted by Calke Abbey, a National Trust venue that’s been selling my books and toys since 2019.

As always at this time of year (and only twice a year), I’m offering my discount deal.  Go to my website at and use this voucher CHRISTMAS22 to gain £1 off every book and every soft toy you buy.

And, as usual, you are welcome to pass the voucher on to your family and friends. If you happen to be a member of a WI that I’ve spoken to, or a school I’ve visited, please feel free to circulate it to others in your group.

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