• by Monty Don
  • Narrated by Monty Don
  • 5 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When Monty Don's golden retriever, Nigel, became the surprise star of BBC's Gardeners' World, inspiring huge interest, fan mail and even his own social media accounts, Monty Don wanted to explore what makes us connect with animals quite so deeply.
In many respects Nigel is a very ordinary dog - charming, handsome and obedient, as so many are. He is also a much loved family pet. He is also a star. By telling Nigel's story, Monty relates his relationships with other special dogs in his life in a memoir of his dogs past and very much present.
Witty, touching and life affirming, Nigel: My Family and Other Dogs is wonderfully heartwarming. Monty Don is a great writer coming out of the garden and into the hearts and homes of every dog lover in the UK.
'I have always had a dog or dogs. I cannot imagine life without them. I am just as much a fan of Nigel as any besotted viewer. In the book I explore why we love dogs and what they mean to us emotionally and domestically. I look back on all the dogs in my life - all of which I have loved deeply and which have been an essential part of my life. So, this is the book of Nigel - but also the book of all our dogs in every British family and a celebration of the deep love we feel for them.' (Monty Don)


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Customer Reviews

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an absolutely brilliant book

being a golden retriever owner I found myself laughing along to monty describing the antics of his golden.
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- Gemma moore


Both a must read and a must listen to. My family (including children under 10) have all enjoyed listening to this and recognising similarities between Nigel and their own lab, tennis ball addiction being one in particular, and have listened to this several times now.
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- Mr G L Reid

Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-09-2016
  • Publisher: Two Roads