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The Barking Blondes [Kindle Edition]

Jo Good , Anna Webb
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)

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'A hilarious tale of how the broadcasters' lives have been transformed by their dogs.' --Your Dog

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How two bitches taught two bitches to survive without men.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 731 KB
  • Print Length: 1 pages
  • Publisher: Hamlyn (3 Jun 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CEGTUT0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #196,639 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I hope they never move next door to me 9 Jan 2014
By Mr. H TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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Is there anything more annoying than a self proclaimed eccentric? Well, yes there is. Two self proclaimed eccentrics. I came into this book thinking it would be about their dogs. And when it is, it can be very enjoyable. Unfortunately, too much of it is self indulgent, middle class narcissism, so approach with caution.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful 22 Feb 2014
By T. Hatchman VINE VOICE
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Sorry but this book was complete and utter rubbish. It had too many cringe factors about it! Hated it from chapter one to the end. Not a lot i can say about it really. Boring boring boring.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not so great 22 July 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I really wanted to love this book but, honestly, I couldn't recommend it as anything other than a commute-friendly time-killer (because you won't mind putting it down when you arrive at your destination). I did not laugh out loud. Some bits were poignant, some self-indulgent. Ultimately, though, I did not warm to Jo, even though I have listened to her radio show in the past, and wish the book had focused more on the dogs and less on her.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Overhyped 20 Feb 2014
By D. P. Mankin TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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I'm not realy sure why I ordered this. I'm even less sure now that I've read it. It was probably because I thought it was about dogs when actually its about the two 'blondes'. The subject of dogs is, in reality, a distant second. I rarely quote another reviewer but I can't help but agree with their comment: "Is there anything more annoying than a self proclaimed eccentric? Well, yes there is. Two self proclaimed eccentrics." And that just about sums it up really. Overhyped
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Barking, brave and readable! 13 Nov 2013
Format:Hardcover
The 'Barking Blondes' are Anna Webb and Jo Good, co-presenters of BBC London's 'The Barking Hour' - the only regular radio show dedicated purely to canines. The book is the story of how the two women met and formed a close, professional friendship; it's also the story of their much loved dogs: Molly, a miniature Bull Terrier and Matilda, a Bulldog. Along the way, we learn about the men in the women's lives and how they inevitably come second to a whirlwind of media-related adventures where their dogs are the only invitees.
Readers will be reassured to learn that there are plenty of genuinely funny events - from doggy-paddling in a rock star's pool ... to having a guest on the radio show turning up with a Semtex-soaked bag for his sniffer dog to track down on air. Such 'hilarious' episodes have become the staple of any pet memoir, but the book also has a number of charming turns which many dog-loving readers will identify with. One such is Anna's dotty lingo which she uses to communicate with Molly ('Nufftall grafull, Molls!'); another is the 'Noodle song' which Anna and Jo both sing when out and about. For me, the thing that makes it both brave and readable is that underneath these episodes is a touching portrait of two women who, in their own words, are 'hard-working, focused, childless, dog-obsessed' and trying to keep their (human, male) partners happy and not always succeeding.
Jo Good, as the more established celebrity, is the lead character and narrator. She can certainly write - or Anna, who it's fair to say probably gets more practice, can certainly write well enough for both of them. There's a bit of name-dropping (Clare Balding makes the inevitable appearance), but that's to be expected from two media-savvy ladies who have appeared on the Alan Titchmarsh Show.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars barking mad or what? 22 Oct 2013
By Petra "I love to read" TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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Barking Blonde by Anna Webb & Jo Good is just one of those books once I start getting involved in the lives of Anna and Jo and of course their darling dogs I just could not consider stopping. From the first page when I was first introduced to Jo I knew this woman loved her dog as much as I loved mine but would I consider feeding mine from a bra just like her best friend I think I would consider drawing the line at that one. But for me I loved this book and I would highly recommend it for anyone who has a dog lover in their lives. One thing I will promise you this is one pair of ladies I certainly would not forget and I know I am quite happy with that and of course their dogs that both have faces only a mother could love!
Why I loved this book so much was for one reason the girls let their dogs be number one in their lives but yet they were dogs lovers first and their friendship grew from those four legged friends which totally took over their lives in so many ways. This book proved to me soul mates come in all shapes and sizes and that includes those of the four legged variety!
This book for me as well as being a laugh out loud filled with many of their experiences through their time basing their work around dogs but also it was an education especially through reading about Anna and her many contraptions she was always testing on that very well trained pooch of hers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Much more than Puppy Love 31 July 2013
By Ms. Felicia Davis-burden VINE VOICE
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Although I'm by nature a cat-lover, I have grown to like several dogs in my time, though not to the extent of speaking to them in an invented language based on sounds I've heard them make. I've certainly never kept my eyes peeled for dog-specific products such as a Fido Float lifejacket (in day-glo green or Buddhist orange). But for some, dogs are more than a best friend.

Anna Webb and Jo Good have built their lives and their working relationship around their respective bitches, Matilda and Molly. This delightful, often hilarious book details how their dogs have enriched their existance, even helping to ease the sadness of a breakup with a bloke and the ups and downs of a longer lived human relationship.

As well as the Fido Float lifejacket, other wonderful innovations have been marketed to the discerning dog: Luxurious yet practical items such as the Suck Mutt (vacuums dog hairs from all surfaces and off of dogs too!), Mutt Muffs (to protect canine ears from unreasonable noise) and my personal favourite because it gave me the biggest laugh to read: No More Woofty From The Toofty (wait until you read it!)

It is touching to read how devoted Jo and Anna are to the wellbeing of their dogs, and how confused they often seem about their men! This is a beautifully written and surprisingly sweet account of dog-love at a truly new level!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Die Hard Fans of Jo & Anna Only
I had hoped for more from this title, it seemed the sort of thing the wife and I would read and swap over with... Read more
Published 8 days ago by J. Bond
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book at a great price
Published 9 days ago by lee simons
4.0 out of 5 stars Doggy fun
A lighthearted look at dog ownership through the lens of two young women. A good dose of celebrities too (such as Julian Clary) and lots of pics of two beautiful doggies. Read more
Published 10 days ago by daisyrock
1.0 out of 5 stars Like Jo Good's radio show-Rubbish
I borrowed this to see how it was.. I wasn't surprised it was terrible. I know Ms Good from her replacing the superb Danny Baker on Tinpot 94. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Dr PaulVale
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok, but irritated me in parts
This book is a quick, light easy read, something I would recommend on a train ride, or as a time filler that you can put down and pick up another day. Read more
Published 4 months ago by FLB
5.0 out of 5 stars `Good` little book
Having listened to Jo Good on the London Radio wasn`t sure how she would come across on paper as opposed to a radio show host (which is great, by the way). Read more
Published 5 months ago by Mrs Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars The Barking Blondes
Love this book - if you are a dog lover you will understand everything the ladies go through, if you are not a dog lover this will give you a great insight into passionate dog... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Dre
4.0 out of 5 stars It is what it says on the tin - a chaotic story about two mad women!
If you know Jo from her radio shows you will know she is honest, open and great fun! You can hear her voice telling the story as you are reading it. Read more
Published 6 months ago by D. A. Johnston-jones
3.0 out of 5 stars Claims to be hilarious and touching
I have to confess being put off by the cover of this book - the subtitle 'How two bitches taught two bitches to survive without men' seemed more crude than funny. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Ms. C. R. Stillman-lowe
5.0 out of 5 stars Two Lovely Ladies and their Loving Owners
I am not a doggy person, nor have I ever heard Radio London, so I came to read this book without a clue about the authors. Read more
Published 6 months ago by elsie purdon
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