Nobody's Poodle is a wooftastic 'tail' about a loveable ex-pat pooch uprooted from his home in cold, damp, muddy old England to start a new life in Tenerife - a Spanish holiday island, located off the coast of Africa. He writes, from a canine point of view of course, about settling down in a new country, coping with the cultural differences, and learning the language (although woof-speak is universal, mas o menos, there are still some differences which need to be understood) Full of twists and turns, with a cast of wonderful woofers, and some beautiful illustrations, it will make you laugh and it will make you cry. It’s a book for dog lovers of all ages, an insight into the canine universe, and a celebration of their Zen-like stoicism in the face of human stupidity, indifference, and cruelty. Quite simply it’s the dog’s danglies of a book. Some of the profits from Nobody’s Poodle will be donated to help the animal rescue shelters in Tenerife.
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NIKKI ATTREE studied photography at the University of London, graduating with a BA in 1987, before going on to work as a freelance photographer and digital artist in the UK. Since moving to Tenerife in 2007, she has been helping to promote the hardworking animal rescue centres there. Despite being disadvantaged at school by mild dyslexia and a woefully un-supportive English teacher, she has recently discovered an unexpected passion for writing. After years of feeling like a mobile Christmas tree or a heavily laden donkey, with state-of-the-art cameras and flash guns dangling from her every limb, it is refreshing for Nikki to do something creative without needing to be weighed down by tons of the very latest technology. RICHARD ATTREE grew up in London in the 60’s and left home as soon as he could to study a variety of useless subjects, and play keyboards in various unsuccessful bands. For the next 25 years he made his living (sometimes sporadically) as a composer of music for TV, working at the BBC’s renowned Radiophonic Workshop, before going freelance. Tiring of the stresses of freelance life he decided to retire, sell up, and “downshift” to a sunny, windy beach on The Reef (Tenerife). Despite working for most of his life as a musician, Richard has always hankered after the straightforward, direct communication of language when struggling with the complexities of producing electronic music or hauling tons of keyboards up several flights of stairs. GIZMO was abandoned on the mean streets of Tenerife when he was one year old, and spent some time in a refuge, before being adopted by Nikki and Richard. The first step on his meteoric rise to stardom came when he took over the role of spokes-mutt for Nikki’s website. One of his first tasks was to be the poster pooch for an educational program. This involved visiting local schools, telling the children about the plight of stray mutts in Tenerife, and teaching them how to look after their pets properly. Before you could say “wag a tail” he’d been signed up by Island Connections newspaper to be their intrepid news hound, doggedly sniffing out the breaking news and giving the pooch perspective. After graduating with a diploma from the Star Agility class, he decided to share his story with a wider public by enlisting Nikki and Richard to ghost-write his first book: ‘Nobody’s Poodle’.
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 140 pages. 8.00x5.25x0.32 inches. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # zk1481912992