Cut Conversations – Simon Garfield, Dog’s Best Friend

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The fourth in the series of Cut Conversations sees writer Simon Garfield talking to journalist and writer Catherine Larner on Zoom about his latest book Dog’s Best Friend, and covering previous titles including the international bestsellers Just My Type, On the Map and Mauve.

Simon Garfield has lived with three dogs in his life: an unpredictably stupid Basset Hound named Gus, a mud-loving yellow Labrador named Chewy, and his current companion, an elderly and eminently wise black Labrador named Ludo. It is Ludo’s question at the beginning of this book – ‘Why is he here?’ – that sets in motion the journey that follows. Dog’s Best Friend is Simon Garfield’s twentieth book.

If you own or once owned a dog, you will know that our relationship can be as rich, complicated and rewarding as the relationship we have with other humans, and the book reflects this diversity with the aid of trainers, breeders and psychologists. Above all, it explores the extraordinary ability of dogs to enhance so many aspects of our lives.

Dog’s Best Friend is as entertaining as it is informative, as eccentric as it is erudite, and all told with Simon Garfield’s irrepressible gift for witty and insightful storytelling.

‘Funny, fascinating and endearing – this is a book that will make your tail wag.’ – Kate Humble

Copies are available from Halesworth Book Shop and Books & Prints in Lowestoft.

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