Along Came Dylan

Two's a crowd when you've been top dog

by Stephen Foster

  • Published: 09 Jul 2011
  • Price: £7.99
  • Format: Paperback
  • Format: Ebook
  • Extent: 256p
  • ISBN: 9781906021412
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Having cured (well, just about…) his rescue dog Ollie of his neuroses and crackpot habits, Stephen Foster might have been expected to take a break. In Foster’s view though, there was still something missing from his dog’s world: Ollie needed a playmate, someone to talk to, someone to understand him.

‘If you must get another one, at least get a girl,’ everybody said. But Dylan is a boy, a pure Saluki boy. And he’s a lunatic. The moment the new pup walked in the door, Ollie threw his master a look of contemptuous disbelief. It was a look that said,‘I refuse to have anything whatsoever to do with this. You’re on your own, pal.’

In the riotously funny Along came Dylan, Stephen Foster picks up where his bestseller Walking Ollie left off. Instead of one difficult dog, he’s got two. Where Ollie sees a threat, Dylan sees a challenge – and Foster finds himself forever somewhere in the middle, trying to work out why they can’t just all be friends…

“Ollie is trouble. But he is also a joy. So is reading about him. Walking Ollie is the best book about a dog for... let us say eight years. ”
Roy Hattersley, <em>Guardian</em>
“Foster’s wrily perceptive book perfectly illustrates the truism that the only thing wrong with dogs is their owners... ”
<em>TLS</em>

About Stephen Foster

Stephen Foster was the author of six books including the bestselling Walking Ollie (Short 2007) which has sold more than 100,000 copies. Stephen was a lifelong Stoke City fan and his book …And She Laughed No More brilliantly charted the highs and lows of Stoke’s season in the Premiership.

Other books by this author

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