A life-affirming, poignant, moving story about three characters you'll never forget.
George is angry at the world. His wife has died and now all he wants to do is sit in his underpants and shout at the cricket. The last thing he needs is his cake-baking neighbour Betty trying to rescue him. And then there's the dog, a dachshund puppy called Poppy. George doesn't want a dog - he wants a fight.
Dan is a counsellor with OCD who is great at helping other people - if only he were better at helping himself. His most meaningful relationship so far is with his labrador Fitz. But then comes a therapy session that will change his life.
Lizzie is living in a women's refuge with her son Lenny. Her body is covered in scars and she has shut herself off from everyone around her. But when she is forced to walk the refuge's fat terrier, Maud, a new life beckons - if she can keep her secret just a while longer... Dog Days is a novel about those small but life-changing moments that only come when we pause to let the light in. It is about three people learning to make connections and find joy and comfort in living life off the leash.
'Tender, humorous and hopeful' LISSA EVANS, author of V for Victory. 'The kind of charm readers will recall from Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine.' - VANITY FAIR. 'This was such an emotional read and the perfect mix of humour and heartache' GOOD HOUSEKEEPING. 'A charming, surprising and moving story of three troubled characters' encounter with love, grief, healing...and dogs' CLARE CHAMBERS, author of SMALL PLEASURES'A novel to cherish... a refreshingly inventive, rejuvenating story of the intertwining lives of three people and their dogs... poignant and delightful in equal measure.' MARY LOUDON, author of My House is Falling Down.
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