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Publisher Description

The funny, heart-breaking, wonderfully told story of love, family and overwhelming loss which led Emily Dean to find hope and healing in the dog she always wanted.

Growing up with the Deans was a fabulous training ground for many things: ignoring unpaid bills, being the most entertaining guest at dinner, deconstructing poetry. It was never home for the dog Emily craved.

Emily shared the lively chaos with her beloved older sister Rachael, her rock. Over the years the sisters bond grew ever closer. As Rachael went on to have the cosy family and treasured dog, Giggle, Emily threw herself into unsettled adventure - dog ownership remaining a distant dream.

Then, tragically, Rachael is diagnosed with cancer. In just three devastating years Emily loses not only her sister but both her parents as well.

This is the funny heart-breaking, wonderfully told story of how Emily discovers that it is possible to overcome the worst that life can throw at you, that it's never too late to make peace with your past, and that the right time is only ever now, as she finally starts again with her very own dog - the adorable Shih-tzu named Raymond.

(P)2019 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

Emily Dean
hr min
March 7
Hodder & Stoughton

Customer Reviews

C. Chalk ,

Moving and comforting

As the only ‘child’ (I am mid thirties now) of a very small family with no children of my own I read/listened to this book with interest. I think stories of loss are so important to share. There is so much focus on having the ‘perfect’ family which really isn’t relatable for a large proportion of society. I was very moved and comforted by the author’s story and glad to have read it.

My only criticism is that I’d have liked to hear more about life with Raymond but then I guess it’s not really about that!

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