Henry’s Tale by David Pipe
Today we have a treat for dog lovers, it is a book narrated by a loveable and friendly Border Terrier called Henry.
I’m so happy to be on the blog tour for Henry’s Tale by David Pipe. Thank you so much to the author and Rachel’s Random Resources for the tour invite.
I’m also thrilled to say that 30% of royalties will be donated to Border Terrier Welfare which is an amazing charity.
Henry Ford, the cutest Border terrier puppy, lives with his papa Alan and mama Jenny. Alan loves his job, playing golf and above all, Henry. Jenny loves designer clothes, handbags and shoes. She doesn’t love Henry. When Jenny insists on a week of high life on Majorca, Henry’s world takes a nosedive.
An attempted dognap and a traumatic stay in the veterinary clinic leave Henry a sad and confused puppy. Desperately lonely he sets off on an adventure with his friend Bully, a streetwise Essex bulldog, where he meets the beautiful Paula and for the first time experiences the heartbreak of puppy love.
Back at home, his mama and papa’s marriage is on the rocks – will Alan agree to Jenny’s ultimatum? Will he choose Jenny or Henry?
This is the entertaining story of Henry, the Border Terrier puppy, told by Henry himself. He has a great friend in his papa Alan but mama Jenny has other priorities in life (like designer handbags and flashy cars!). Henry makes many canine friends along the way including Bully the British Bulldog who finds himself homeless and living in the park alone.
Henry is typical of all Border Terriers. He is clever and loyal with lots of energy and a mischievous side that gets him into all sorts of scrapes. He is only a puppy, so there is a lot to learn about the world but his loving heart ensures that fairness prevails.
I loved the Watford Elite Terrier Club where the local terriers gathered to gossip and discuss how their owner’s training was coming along
The book is lovingly written and will appeal to dog lovers young and old. The writing is comical and there are quite a few laugh out loud moments along the way. A truly heartwarming and entertaining story.
Author Bio –
David Pipe was born in 1949 in a small Essex village. He attended a local grammar school then the University of Hull where he took a B.Sc in chemistry. He worked in the pharmaceutical industry in England and South Africa before studying for a PhD in organic chemistry at Imperial College. After spells at universities in Geneva and Mulhouse he joined the oil industry in Germany where, aged 53, he gratefully took a redundancy package. Following a period of self-employment he wound down his business, eventually giving it up to scratch the writing itch which has produced Sacrificing Starlight, a timely reminder of the risks our children face and Henry’s Tale, where ghostwriting for his furry friend he describes the emotional growth of a puppy on the rollercoaster of life, compressed into a few weeks because puppies learn faster than their staff.
When he’s not writing David spends his time travelling, reading, swimming and jogging. He is married and lives in Hamburg with his wife and their Border terrier Henry.