This illustrated short story about the loss of Queen Elizabeth II, told by her favourite corgi Muick, was inspired by the 1910 bestseller Where’s Master? Narrated by King Edward VII’s dog Caesar and published by Ernest Hodder-Williams, at the funeral of Edward VII, Caesar walked behind the coffin and became a beacon for the nation’s grief. The publisher of this charming book about the Queen is a relation of Ernest Hodder-Williams and with it’s beautiful illustrations by Madeleine Floyd, it makes a lovely present that appeals to both adults and children alike.
From John Pawson to Carole Bamford, Montagu gathers together interesting people who live in interesting places to talk about their top dogs. The homes, including a Jacobean manor, a Cumbrian hill farm and a circus wagon, make a great backdrop to Montagu’s conversations with her interviewees who include a supermodel, art dealer, composer and florist. There is a foreword by the Queen Consort and a contribution from the sales will go towards the Medical Detection Dogs charity. A surefire hit for anybody who loves both dogs and interiors.
Adam Kay calls this book ‘Charming, Funny, Heartwarming’ and if you’re looking for a book to read by the fire this Christmas, then this is it. MacDougall leaves her job at Sotheby’s to start up her own dog walking agency and this is the story of what happens over the next 9 years, about the dogs and people who she meets along the way. The book, which has just been published in paperback, has been optioned for film rights so we’d advise you read it before it hits the big (or small) screen.