Rescue Me: My Life with the Battersea Dogs Paperback – 13 May 2010
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I too have worked at Battersea Dogs Home for a short while and did not note the 'gross inaccuracies' noted in the other review. To me, it painted a very real picture of what dog rescue is like and I could truly empathise with the things written about in this book, good and bad. It tells the truth about some difficult situations and doesn't shy away from awkward topics. However a true love of dogs shines through from start to finish which is what makes so readable. Since I read it I have ordered another copy for my mother, who I know is going to love it!
Would definitely recommend this book to all true dog lovers out there!
Like the author, I also worked at Battersea for many years - and for much of the same period - and I recall some of the incidents mentioned. It was such a unique place and virtually every member of staff - whether operational or administrative - were directly involved in the care and rehabilitation of individual dogs and cats. Melissa was an immensely dedicated and popular colleague who was passionate about Battersea's work. I am sure anyone with even a passing interest in dogs will find this account both interesting and charming.
It is a moving and interesting story that keeps you glued to the book till the last page!
It gives a vivid picture of what must happen at Battersea. The author must have had a truly deep
relation to Battersea Dogs Home to be able to write in the way she did! First read of it in the Mail and I am not disappointed! Couldn't put it down.
A must for every dog lover!
Now onto the book itself - it is an absolute delight to read and does nothing but support the hard work done by Battersea Dogs Home and its staff. The book is warm and generous in spirit, and Wareham does a great job of recounting her experience with both humor and heartbreak. Does the author take artistic licence with some of the stories? Probably, but with a book as wonderful as this, who cares? Like that great book "My Family and Other Animals" the author brings to life the characters (both human and canine) that she came into contact with during her time at the home, and she provides the general public with an insight into one of London's most famous and beloved institutions. I recommend this book to anyone interested in a warm, funny, heartbreaking but ultimately joyous and touching read.
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Brought as a gift for my 95 year old mother! She loves dogs and the TV programme about Battersea. She said the book is heartwarming and she thoroughly enjoyed it.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Melissa Wareham makes you feel you are there with her. Lovely true story, well told.Published 8 months ago by blucey
It was really a beautiful daily journey i went through with this wonderful true story of Battersea Dog House! I take my hat off to you people there to look after our dogs and catsPublished 9 months ago by mikiko yasuda
Arrived on time, good value for money, would buy more from this author.Published 11 months ago by wendy fuller
I like this book because it is written by the person herself
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