I had a copy of this book about 15 years ago and can remember a few details but not the title or author. It's set in the south west, in either cornwall or somerset. The narrator of the story is a young girl who goes with her father to a hotel. In the grounds is some sort of fountain and stone dog statues. Her father is an expert in King Arthur and there's some sort of 'bad guy' who's trying to find something first. For some reason the girl becomes one of the dogs when they 'wake' up and gets to meet Merlin. Anyone know the title? Thanks for your help.
I know that this is a really old post that I'm replying to, but I read this book ages ago too and have recently been desperately trying to find it. It's called 'The Weatherstone Eleven' by Rebecca Lisle. I Hope that helps :)