All The Queen's Corgis

Author: Penny Junor

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 147368675X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 8102

'It is actually a serious book, but it had me laughing out loud several times on the Tube. All mothers should receive one for Christmas.' Marcus Berkmann, Spectator Everyone who loves The Crown on Netflix will enjoy this celebration of Queen Elizabeth II and her beloved canine friends. The Queen has had corgis by her side ever since she was seven years old and persuaded her father to buy one for the family. She also has several dorgis (a cross resulting from an accidental liaison between one of the Queen's corgis and Princess Margaret's dachshund) and is a passionate breeder of gundogs. The dogs are the Queen's constant companions, travelling with her by air, road and rail, from one royal residence to another. She walks and feeds them herself, chooses names for them, and at the end of their days, buries them with personalised plaques to commemorate each individual. Penny Junor reveals the scraps and scrapes that the dogs have been involved in - the hierarchy amongst them, the corgis' feisty attitude to footmen and guests, gardeners and innocent passersby. This fascinating and affectionate look at the Queen and her most faithful companions is a book for dog lovers everywhere about what really makes our much-loved and longest reigning monarch truly light up.

Monumental Tales

Author: Jackie Buckle

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 0718847938

Category: Architecture

Page: 120

View: 4159

Around the world there are thousands of pet statues and memorials with fascinating stories behind them. Some reveal insights into our social history, such as the little brown dog in Battersea that was a focus of suffragette riots. Others have wonderfully quirky origins, like the twenty-three cats of York: sculptures added to buildings designed by a cat-loving architect. Many more reveal tales of courage, loyalty, myth, and legend. From Egyptian cat goddesses and the heroic dogs of war, to search-and-rescue canines on 9/11 and Tombili the Turkish moggy who became an Internet sensation, this book brings together a selection of the most surprising, amusing and illuminating stories, complete with dozens of full-colour photographs. Anyone with an appreciation of pets, the varied roles they play in our lives, and the ways in which our relationships with them have evolved over time, will find much of interest in this book.

The Giant Book of Dog Names

Author: Laurie Bogart Morrow

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451666918

Category: Pets

Page: 512

View: 8262

A comprehensive dog-naming guide with more than 5,000 names—sorted by color, breed, theme, and many other categories—including adorable dog photos! THE BOOK THAT TAKES YOU BEYOND REX AND FIDO! Everywhere you turn, you’ll find another baby name book. But do you really want to call your dog Emma or Ethan? If you’re a dog lover, you know that naming your dog should be truly meaningful and memorable. With over 5,000 names to choose from, only this book makes it easy to find a distinctive name for the unique dog who will share your life and home. Just some of the special features of The Giant Book of Dog Names include: Listings from Aaron to Mocha to Zulu Breed-specific names, such as Chic for a Poodle or Tundra for a Husky Suggestions for dogs of every color, from Banana to Crystal to Raven Names for rescue dogs, such as Lava and Freeway The fascinating meanings of names drawn from cultures that range from African to Vietnamese as well as European Also look for stories featuring history’s forgotten dogs, such as: Judy, the English Pointer who was the only canine POW of the Japanese Suening, whose royal owner had him sign official decrees with a paw print YOU’RE PICKING A ONE-OF-A-KIND DOG. CHOOSE A ONE-OF-A-KIND NAME.

The Wicked Wit of the Royal Family

Author: Karen Dolby

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 1789291801

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

View: 9039

The Wicked Wit of the Royal Family celebrates the flashes of fun and brilliance of the most famous family in the world. There is no doubt that the British royal family is THE most famous family in the world. Watched and picked over in the media for everything from fashion choices to baby bumps, sporting achievements to nightclub preferences, there doesn't seem to be a moment when they can escape public scrutiny. But, somehow, they still manage to maintain a sense of humour - and it's those flashes of fun and brilliance that this book celebrates. From Prince Philip's gaffe-prone remarks (most of which appear ON camera rather than off) to the 'in' jokes shared by the knowing smiles of the younger royals and the Queen's wickedly dry and often bitingly funny remarks; from Prince Charles's asides to the Duchess of Cornwall to the self-deprecating smile of the Duchess of Cambridge and the belly laughs that appeal to Prince Harry. This book presents the other side of royal protocol and perhaps gives a glimpse of the real lives of this much-loved clan.

The Adventures of Floppy and Bertie

Author: JK Ireland

Publisher: JK Ireland Publishing


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 9817

The complete collection of 5 Floppy and Bertie adventures in one fantastic, great value box-set. A fun series of short stories aimed at children aged 4-8. Each story follows a different theme (animals, pirates, vacations, Christmas, the Royal Family) and is written in a lighthearted style. The first in the series follows Floppy and Bertie on a day out to the zoo. The boys meet and have fun with lots of animals. The second adventure in the series takes the boys to Pirate Bay where the boy's ship becomes stranded in a storm. Will they find the pirate treasure and can they repair their boat? In the third adventure, Floppy and Bertie take a day out to London, visiting several London landmarks, including Buckingham Palace. They get into trouble on a Royal tour and seek help from the Queen's corgis. Next in the series, Floppy And Bertie Go To Lapland, Floppy and Bertie go to Lapland and meet Santa Claus. In their fifth and final adventure, Floppy and Bertie fly to New York. Will they find the big apples? Each story is aimed at children aged 4-8 but I hope that adults have as much fun as the kids!


Author: Paul Douglas

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781453599389

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 229

View: 8695

This is the `amazing` story of a brother and sister`s adventure, which begins in war torn London in 1940. A piece of paper with symbols on it, accidentally comes into Jo and Geordie Cameron`s possession! Could it be a Secret Code? Jo and Geordie are kidnapped and the lad is tortured by the `Ferret`. They escape from their prison and get help from gang members Alan, Eddy and Pete. After a roller coaster ride they find their home bombed and their mother missing. Their father, a Captain in the Royal Marines, sends them to their Uncle in Scotland while he is called to the War Office. At King`s Cross Gang Leader Gary gives Geordie Long Distance Lizzie to look after and Jo acts on impulse! Disaster strikes when a bomb explodes on the train and the Flying Scotsman is dive-bombed by a `Stuka` at the Forth Bridge! When they reach Dundee someone is watching! In Carlogie they meet `Bonnie` the mare and later renew their friendship with `Spot Oor Dog`. There is a GREAT RAT HUNT and Spot gets badly bitten! The next day they get a cable from their father but German Commandos invade the farm! The kids get unexpected help before making their escape on a motorbike! They are taken to an Airfield and fly south in a Lysander! Two more narrow escapes later they reach London to find the Blitz Kids Gang have been warned! An Almighty BATTLE takes place and more discoveries are made before Jo and Geordie and their friends in the BLITZ KIDS GANG fight the invaders to a standstill! There are more surprises in store but to know more you must read the book!

Ace: The Very Important Pig

Author: Dick King-Smith

Publisher: Yearling

ISBN: 110193851X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

View: 9338

Meet Ace, Babe's great-grandson, who also gets a new cover from Knopf Paperbacks this season. " A Horn Book Fanfare Honor Book An IRA/CBC Children's Choice A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year.

The Little Book of Lore for Dog Lovers

Author: Mary Frances Budzik

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1510762906

Category: Pets

Page: 144

View: 465

Full of incredible canine capers, tales of doggy derring-do, and plenty of puppy facts, this dog-o-pedia is essential reading for dog lovers everywhere! You'll learn tantalizing trivia and tidbits about all sorts of dogs, breeds, characters, and more! Find out the answers to these questions: Who are the most famous dog trainers in Hollywood, having trained Lassie, Toto, and Old Yeller, among many others? What is the name of Yale’s bulldog mascot? Where does the proverb, “The best thing about a man is his dog,” come from? When did Laika (or Muttnik as she was known in the U.S.) become the first dog to be shot into orbit? Why did Drew Barrymore deed her house to her Labrador Flossie? How do dogs detect cancer in humans?

Barking at Winston

Author: Barry Stone

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780335032

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 5582

When Bruce, an abandoned collie-cross puppy, is adopted by a lively family, he encounters more affection than ever before in his short life. With humour and a unique charm, he describes his life with his loving but troubled owners, and offers a sometimes hilarious insight into the world from a dog's point of view. But when the family is threatened, Bruce lends a paw, and uses his canine second sight to guide the family through some difficult times. Already a sleeper success, Barking At Winston is an authentic and endearing tale of one family and their canine friend.

The Wicked Wit of Queen Elizabeth II

Author: Karen Dolby

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0451492277

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 7096

A charming collection of quotes and anecdotes celebrating England's Queen Elizabeth II, the incomparable British monarch. When we think of the queen, we probably picture a serious, dignified personage complete with majestic hat and matching handbag. But The Wicked Wit of Queen Elizabeth II reveals a side of the monarch the public rarely sees, her healthy sense of humor: sometimes silly, sometimes sarcastic—and occasionally unintentional (to guitar legend Eric Clapton: “Have you been playing long?”)! This is a delightful celebration of the queen’s humor revealed through her own words on topics from family and travel to pets and hobbies, as well as stories from the royal household of Britain’s longest-serving monarch. In addition to the queen, other royals get in their two cents, including the famously filterless Prince Philip and the acerbic Princess Margaret, as well as Prince Charles and Princess Anne.