Anna Marks is 39 and she is out of "nice."
Three months ago, she had a home, a country, a husband and a future. Now, all she has is two suitcases, a laptop computer and a beagle called Frankly.
Together, they are on their way from Denver, Colorado to Spain, to live for seven months in a tiny village in the mountains of Granada.
And this is 1999 – before wireless internet and ever-present mobile phones – so it will be a complete and lonely exile on foreign soil, made purely because of Anna’s love for her constant companion of ten furry years.
To go directly home to England is not an option right now for it would mean months of hell in confinement for a very spoilt little bitch. And the dog wouldn’t like it, either.
Laugh and cry with Anna and Frankly as they discover a tapestry of conspiracy, tragedy, passion, friendship and laughter — and far more important, how to be a tough, swaggering village dog — in the ‘least important village in Spain.’
For the Love of Dog is a 262-page ripple of laughter and hope that kicks ass, shatters beliefs and rebuilds hearts.
“Redemptive, easy to read, so very human and laugh-out-loud funny” — Barbara Winter.