"Hands-down the best human-with-dog memoir you will ever read!" ~ Bark magazine
In this humorous, moving, keen, fun and startlingly original memoir, critically-acclaimed author Lee Harrington shares her story of love, loss, dysfunctional relationships, and the shelter dog who put things right. In 1997, Lee and her then-boyfriend Ed were on the verge of breaking up. Money was tight, their careers were floundering (Lee was an aspiring novelist: Ed was an aspiring documentary...
A beautifully written insight into the stresses, strains and successes of working for the London Ambulance service.Is there anyone who hasn't wondered about the state of the occupant of an ambulance, screaming along with its sirens on and blue lights flashing? Have you? And have you wondered about the other people inside the ambulance, maybe fighting to save the patient's life? Or have you considered that the ambulance may be another 'maternataxi' ordered by a woman who...
Stan Ramble has a problem. He has to explain his job at the bank, but he deliberately forgot it five years ago. As pressure mounts on him to produce answers, he realises there's only one thing for it: time travel. Good thing he has Doctor Who on hand to advise him; shame he's a hallucination.
It's a race against time in more ways than one for Stan as he competes with a pair of analysts, Ryan and Kong, who have been sent by Group to dislodge this particular spanner from...
Her dying father calls her unique, doctors have diagnosed her â€˜brain is wired wrongâ€™, most say she's â€˜plain simpleâ€™ yet, in herself, young Downâ€™s syndrome woman, Eve Hayes, feels only that sheâ€™s different. Then, on 21st July, 1972 - Belfast's â€˜Bloody Fridayâ€™ - Eve encounters the captivating Esther, who ferries Eve on a sequence of illuminating, metaphysical journeys. In order to make sense of the slaughter that surrounds her, Eve must first learn the truth of her perceived...
During a winter blizzard a small girl is found wandering half-naked at the edge of an ancient woodland. Her hands are covered in blood, but it is not her own. Unwilling or unable to speak, the only person she seems to trust is the young officer who rescued her, Detective Sergeant Lucy Black. DS Black is baffled to find herself suddenly transferred from a high-profile case involving the kidnapping of a prominent businessman's teenage daughter, to the newly formed Public Protection...
"Mummy! I want to go wee."
"Not now, Johnny. You should have gone before we got on."
Mother looked down at her six year-old in irritation. Already the car was beginning to move, gathering speed for the incline ahead.
The rollercoaster reached its peak, plummeting down amid delighted squeals and childish laughter, slamming around the corners, tossing them from side to side, before rising again.
The car slowed, the bars retracted.
"Can I go wee now?"
"Yes all right. Don't be long."
Johnny grinned. Arms raised, he ran towards the next ride. "Wheee!" he said.