Saturday, 9 September 2017

#BlogTour: #Review ~ Dan Knew by F J Curlew @FJCurlew

Many thanks to the author for providing me with a review copy of Dan Knew and inviting me on to the blog tour. The book is available now and links have been provided further down this post.

A Ukrainian street dog is rescued from certain death by an expat family. As he travels to new countries with them a darkness grows and he finds himself narrating more than just his story. More than a dog story. Ultimately it's a story of escape and survival but maybe not his.
The world through Wee Dan's eyes is told in a voice that will stay with you long after you turn that last page.


The animals in this book are all real, as are their stories. The people's names have been changed to protect their privacy. Fact or fiction? Well, dogs can't talk, can they?

My Thoughts:
I was thrilled to be approached by the author to read this latest book as reviewed her previous one To Retribution, you can read my review for that one here, I also got to ask her some questions. 

Dan Knew is a completely different story to the other book and I as a huge animal and particularly dog lover I was extremely interested by the premise of the story, it is safe to say that Dan Knew did not disappoint. I found it moving and beautifully written. 

Dan was rescued from the streets of the Ukraine by the author and her family and this book is his story told in his own voice, a brilliant way of telling the story as we got to see some of the adventures he went on. This included different countries, a mistrust of machinery and even people. 

This is the merging of the lives of canines and those of the humans and the various interactions. I found this a realistic and moving portrayal of life, and the fact that ultimately is doesn't always run smoothly or how we would like. 

Expertly written by the author, her love for Dan shines through and this book is an absolutely fitting tribute to him. I really enjoyed this one and I will remember Dan for a long time. A story for animal lovers, dog lovers or generally anybody that has a heart.


About the Author:
Fiona dropped out of school aged 15, because being the consummate rebel, she hated it! After becoming a single parent she decided to return to education, graduating in 1996 with an honours degree in primary education. Ah, the irony!
As soon as she graduated she packed everything she owned into her Renault 11, including her daughter, two dogs and a cat, and headed off to Estonia to become an international school teacher. After fifteen years of teaching, predominantly in Eastern Europe, she returned to the UK .
She now lives on the east coast of Scotland with two Scottish rescue dogs and a disgruntled Portuguese cat.

Fiona is the author of two books:
To Retribution – A love story/political thriller set in times of turmoil.

Dan Knew – A fictionalised account of her travels told through the eyes of Dan, her rescued Ukrainian street dog.

Find out more using the following links:

Links:-

Twitter @fjcurlew

Website

Do have a look at some of the other stops on the blog tour.




1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much Leah for your lovely review. x

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