Out now | Bluffer's Guide to Dogs by Simon Whaley
Simon Whaley imparts his witty expertise on man's best friend.
Never again confuse your BARF with your bite, your BAER with your bark, or your British bulldog with your Bavarian boarhound. Bask in the admiration of your fellow dog lovers as you pronounce confidently on the evolution of the animal family known as Canidae and hold your own against the most dogmatic of self-professed dog professionals.
A 5-million-copy bestselling series, The Bluffer's Guides® have been helping people out of sticky situations for over four decades. Now relaunched, they're back – and not just in paperback. E-books are available from all major online bookstores.
The Bluffer's Guides' mission is to eradicate social embarrassment from this world, and (with the help of their witty and erudite experts) they're well on their way to doing that.
The Sunday Telegraph described the original series as containing 'an amazing amount of solid fact disguised as frivolous observation' and Daily Mail hailed the guides as providing a 'means to apparent instant erudition without actually having to know or study anything.'
At the age of 14, Simon Whaley wrote to the playwright and author Alan Bleasdale to ask his advice about becoming a writer. 'Don't', replied Bleasdale. 'Become a brain surgeon instead. It's easier.' Fortified by these encouraging words, Simon went to work for Barclays Bank for eight years, followed by a stint in local government. None of these career paths led to an obvious future as a writer, or even as the bestselling author of a number of books on dogs, but he got there eventually. His literary pedigree includes One Hundred Muddy Paws For Thought, and One Hundred Ways For A Dog To Train Its Human. He has learned everything he knows about dogs from Bella, the family dog, over a period of nearly 17 years. She also taught him everything else he knows.
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E-book available for Kindle and iPad at Amazon.co.uk and iBookstore. Print edition now available at Waterstones and other retailers (RRP £6.99).
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