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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: PAN Macmillan Adult; Unabridged edition (April 3 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1447203887
  • ISBN-13: 978-1447203889
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 2.1 x 19.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 240 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #926,265 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Tina Humphrey is one of the top dog trainers in the country. She accomplished the extraordinary feat of turning Chandi, a rescue dog, into a Crufts champion with four titles to her name. Tina was born in Milton Keynes but has spent much of her life in Shropshire. Possessed of a musical talent from a very young age, she studied Music at Oxford University and went on to teach piano and violin in schools and to private students. Over the years Tina has trained her dogs Pepper and Chandi, both rescue dogs, for many competitive events in the UK.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
A Spell-binding True Story April 9 2012
By Cate Hamilton - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
A tale straight from Tina's heart to touch the heart of every dog lover. You'll smile and laugh at the antics of Pepper and Chandi, worry and weep over the challenges Tina faces, shed happy tears over their triumphs.....and not be able to put their story down. Told with sincerity and sensitivity, you cannot fail to be moved. A GREAT READ!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Incredible! April 4 2012
By Andy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book is simply stunning. Firstly, we learn about Tina's childhood and her first rescue dog, Pepper and then Tina tells the story of how fate bought her and Chandi together, and all that they have achieved. The book is incredibly heart-warming, and heart breaking in places, such as when Tina loses her parents and Pepper. It really shows what an incredible bond the pair have with each other.

Tina Humphrey is a very clever and talented lady indeed, not only by training her dogs to do such amazing things, but by becoming a fantastic author as well.

Overall, it is a beautifully written book, and really adds a whole new insight into Tina and Chandi's story. It is a must read for any animal lover.

Finally, but most importantly, it has made me realise that " Family really does come in all shapes and sizes- and with varying amounts of fur."
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Beautifully written April 4 2012
By AJB - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Tina Humphrey has given us a beautifully written book about her, Pepper's and Chandi's story. This is not a shallow tale but a rich and true narrative. I was immediately absorbed and remained so throughout. I was laughing out loud as I read about Pepper frolicking on a nudist beach and in tears reading about Tina's mum's brave fight against cancer. I challenge anyone not to be heartened by the description of the bond between Tina, Chandi and Pepper and between Chandi and Pepper themselves. You will better understand the success Tina, Pepper and Chandi have achieved. This book will not disappoint.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Amazing!! April 4 2012
By Akasha - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I loved this book so much and found i could only put it down to take my own dog out. The story behind the Britain's Got Talent 'dancing dog'. We first learn how Tina found Pepper, a frightened, broken stray at a local dog pound, and then 4 years later, Chandi. The story behind Tina's relationship and accomplishments with both her dogs is heartwarming. I laughed out loud several times while reading about their camping trip and Peppers antics at a nudist beach. I cried when Tina descibed the pain of losing her parents and Pepper. But what we see throughout the whole book is the incredible bond Tina and Chandi share. A definate must-read!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Absolutely Captivating April 9 2012
By SP - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Having seen Tina and Chandi's amazing performance on Britains Got Talent, I was interested to learn more about the magical relationship that so obviously existed between them.

This is a truly inspirational book. Tina opens her heart to her readers. She details the highs and lows of her life in such an honest and straightforward way that it is at times painful to read. However, this is skilfully balanced by her humorous anecdotes which have you laughing animatedly.

Once you pick up this book you are literally unable to put it down. My daughter also read it and absolutely loved it. It has the ability appeal to people of all ages. It deserves more than 5 stars. It is completely inspiring and in my opinion will rank as one of the best books of 2012.
Well done Tina!

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