Owning A Dog Can Change Your Life – Writing About Dogs And People

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Every one says a dog is a man’s or woman’s best friend but a couple of books I have read recently have shown me how true that is.

Recently on Woman’s Hour Lauren Fern Watt, an American author discussed her dog and how when Gizelle a very large bull mastiff was diagnosed with bone cancer she created a bucket list for them to tick off ranging from watching people in Times Square to a walk on the beach. Gizelle was only 6. This is a brave book showing that even though dogs can have shorter life spans the time you are able to spend with them can be rewarding and enriching.

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Like Gizelle was for Lauren, Ronnie, a lurcher cross, was a life changing experience for Susan and Colin Campbell when he came into their lives. His presence led to them changing their lifestyle and even their jobs and helped them deal with problems and loss in their lives.

Ronnie thankfully is healthy and full of fun and readers are waiting and hoping for a follow up book soon providing an update on Ronnie ‘s life and the lives of his doggy and human friends. Buy Ronnie here

Successful Launch of Charlie Campbell’s Millennial Munros

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Another very successful book launch with an overjoyed author and an excited audience. After 17 years, Charlie Campbell finally published Millennial Munros and family, friends, and admirers alike anticipated this publication long in advance.

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Charlie Campbell took a trip down memory lane and entertained the audience with his honesty and wit – twice. He and his book turned out to be so popular and in demand that the reading and round of questions had to take place two times on the same night because the whole crowd could not fit in all at once.

By the end of the night, the audience was satisfied twice and copies were sold out.

Millennial Munros:  now available

Millennial Munros: now available

Millennial Munros is the inspirational story of an ordinary bloke doing an ordinary job, who did something extra-ordinary. With the help of his mum and some mates, he got motivated, got fit and completed an unprecedented endurance event, in breaking the record for a continuous self-propelled round of all the Munros, Scotland’s 284 mountains over …

Millennial Munros – A Postman’s Round by Charlie Campbell

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“The inspiring tale of a how a postman delivered all 284 Munros in 49 action-packed days.”

Millennial Munros is the inspirational story of an ordinary bloke doing an ordinary job, who did something extra-ordinary. With the help of his mum and some mates, he got motivated, got fit and completed an unprecedented endurance event, in breaking the world record for a continuous self-propelled round of all the Munros, Scotland’s 284 mountains over 3000 feet in height.

He averaged  nearly six Munros every day, and cycled or swam between them. Anyone who has done just  one Munro in a day will know how big a deal this was.  Charlie’s entertaining account of his adventures comes complete with maps, routes and other details to help inspire others to tackle these mountains, but perhaps in a more relaxed manner!

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Title: Millennial Munros – A Postman’s Round
Author: Charlie Campbell
ISBN: 978-1-901514-33-9
Format: Paperback
Price: £9.99

Scottish Football: Fact, Fiction and Faction (a Ringwood football evening)

Scottish Football: Fact, Fiction and Faction (a Ringwood football evening)

We are excited to announce Ringwood’s next event for 2016. Scottish Football: Fact, Fiction and Faction will be an enjoyable evening of rational discussion and friendly argument, where we’ll sink our collective teeth into all aspects of Scottish football, and its complex relationship with Scottish culture and society. Initial short talks by three Ringwood authors (Alex Gordon, …

Jinx Dogs Burns Now Flu by Alex Gordon

COVER jinx (2)Alex Gordon, after almost half-a-century in the Scottish newspaper industry as a Sports Sub-Editor and Editor, spills the beans in a frank and candid manner. Much is revealed within the pages of this book that was previously kept out of the public domain. And you’ll see why!

Jinx Dogs Burns Now Flu is a rollicking, often hilarious, trip through the crazy world of Scottish newspapers. It’s a journey that takes the reader behind the headlines of the biggest, most sensational stories of our national press. It also introduces the fascinating if madcap characters whose job was to bring you your daily news. Prepare to be bewildered by their antics as they chase front and back page exclusives. You’ll be amazed and amused by the tales that did NOT make it into print. Until now, as Jinx Dogs Burns Now Flu brings many sensational stories into print for the first time!

Other stories here throw an entirely new light on what actually happened around many of Scotland’s most famous sports stars; stories that will cause quite a few reputations to be reassessed.

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Title: Jinx Dogs Burns Now Flu
Author: Alex Gordon
ISBN: 978-1-901514-28-5
Format: Paperback
Price: £9.99

Ronnie (A Dog Owner’s Guide to Fulfilment) by Susan Campbell

Ronnie front cover A5__loresWhen Susan and Colin Campbell settled down to married life without children, they instinctively felt it was the right time for them to adopt a dog.

Ronnie, a big-hearted lurcher-cross, bounced into their lives and transformed them in unimagined ways; healing past wounds, introducing them to new friends, and pointing them in the direction of life changing opportunities.

This book is the candid, funny and moving story of how one stress busting, four-legged intervention, with a VERY waggy tail, changed everything.

‘Ronnie’ tells the heart-warming story about how a dog, the power of positive thought and perseverance can completely change your life for the better.  Ronnie, a rescue dog from the Dogs Trust, changes the life of husband and wife Susan and Colin Campbell for ever. Showing that a dog is never simply a pet, Ronnie not only becomes part of the family, he shapes the careers, and future, of Susan and Colin and shows us that even the most daft of dogs have the power to make the most difficult times in life easier to bear.

Susan, a full-time Life Coach, demonstrates in this engaging book how the interconnection between her professional skills and knowledge, and the lessons being learned from caring for Ronnie, combine to produce lessons of wide relevance. Emotional, uplifting and enlightening, ‘Ronnie’ captures the special place that animals have in our lives and shows that it is never too late to change your life for the better.

In the words of one prepublication review

“A joyous must-read for all dog lovers; a moving and inspiring lesson for all those seeking the motivation to change or improve their life.”

Or in the words of Phil Cunningham “If only the whole world had  a Ronnie”

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Title: Ronnie (A Dog Owner’s Guide to Fulfilment)
Author: Susan Campbell
ISBN: 978-1-901514-29-2
Format: Paperback
Price: £9.99

Memoirs of a Feminist Mother, by Carol Fox

memoirs of a feminist mother.inddCarol Fox is a lawyer, best known in Scotland for successfully fighting mass equal pay cases for low paid women and for playing an active part in the Referendum Campaign.
As a committed feminist, Carol Fox has achieved success for very many women, but her greatest battle was very personal. Following serious fertility problems, Carol made the positive decision to become a single parent by choice, to have a child while she still could. Refused access to fertility treatment in Scotland she had no choice but to move to London.

Through sheer determination and tenacity, Carol obtained treatment in England in the early 1990s and her daughter was born in 1992, following extensive fertility treatment and battles against judgemental attitudes which appear almost vindictive to us 25 years later. Her story has attracted media coverage, sparking debates on motherhood and the right to be a single parent in the UK.

This book is written as a memoir addressed to her only daughter, now nearly 23. The story will be of interest to a wider audience of women, young and old, mothers and non-mothers, as the chapters record the changing social attitudes towards single parents during the past 25 years.


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Title: Memoirs of a Feminist Mother
Author: Carol Fox
ISBN: 978-1-901514-13-1
Format: Paperback
Price: £9.99

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