About the offer
To celebrate the paperback publication of Miranda Hart’s hilarious memoir Peggy and Me, we are inviting 10 reading groups the chance to host an alfresco reading group meeting with their dogs! Groups will be provided with tea and doggy treats for their meetings. All we ask in return is that you share photos of your meetings and return the reader response cards to us by the end of the summer.
About the book
Hello dear book browser and welcome to Peggy & Me, the story of my life since getting a beautiful Shih-Tzu Bichon Frise cross puppy (I call the breed a Shitty Frise – fun) in the form of Peggy.
Some of you may be thinking: “a book about a dog, how totally brilliant, I need hear no more, I’m sold.” In which case we should be best friends and go out to tea together, every day.
Others of you may be thinking: “a book about a dog, how totally mad, she must have officially lost it.” In which case I completely understand. For I once viewed dog owners with much suspicion. The way they obsessively talk about their dogs often using voices for them to reply; the way they have a light covering of dog hair all over their clothes and sofas; and worse, an alarming comfort and ease around excrement.
But I now get why people become so mad about their hounds. It wasn’t instant love I have to admit. Getting a puppy when I was at a low ebb in my life wasn’t easy – there was a lot of challenging, what I call, dog administration (dog-min), and the humiliating first trip to the vet still haunts me. It’s been a bumpy old road, but Peggy has been lovingly by my side through some life-changing moments and I wouldn’t have coped without her. Most surprisingly she has taught me a huge amount – not how to get an old pie packet out of a bin and lick it (I could already do that), but real lessons about life and love and trust and friendship.
Put aside any doggy reservations and come walkies with Peggy and me…
‘Hilariously funny and often moving memoir … we loved every word *’ Heat
‘Open, honest … her misadventures are hilariously described … charming and funny’ Daily Express
About the author
Miranda Hart is a comedy writer and actress hailed recently as the ‘Queen of Comedy’, a role she thinks should be officially appointed by the Queen and means you get to go out once a week with Prince Harry.
She is best known for her hugely successful sitcom Miranda and Call the Midwife, which earned her numerous awards.
Miranda is also an author and her first book, Is It Just Me?, was the biggest selling non-fiction hardback of 2013, staying at No.1 for 13 weeks, occupying the highly-coveted Christmas number one spot and also winning Non-Fiction Book of the Year at The National Book Awards. In 2014, Miranda had her second book published, titled The Best Of Miranda to a similar success. Peggy and Me was published in October 2016.
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