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Barrie: How a rescue dog and her owner saved each other

Barrie: How a rescue dog and her owner saved each other

The heart-warming story of Barrie, the stray puppy rescued from the rubble in Syria by former soldier Sean Laidlaw.

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ISBN 9781529380668
Barcode 9781529380668
Published 23 August 2019 by Hodder & Stoughton
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Laidlaw, Sean
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ISBN-13 9781529380668
ISBN-10 1529380669
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
Imprint Coronet Books
Publication Date 23 August 2019
International Publication Date 8 August 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Laidlaw, Sean
Category True Stories
War & Defence Operations
Dogs As Pets
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 19mm
Weight 330g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Pets - Social aspects, Human-animal relationships, Post-traumatic stress disorder - Patients - Rehabilitation, Post-traumatic stress disorder - Popular works, Syria - History - Civil War, 2011
NBS Text True Stories
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 304.27
Catalogue Code 991074

Description of this Book

Barrie was rescued from the rubble by Bomb disposal expert and former soldier Sean Laidlaw. He gradually gained her trust and they soon became inseparable. When Sean's contract to Syria was not renewed and he could not return to her, he raised the funds to bring her home with him. The two created an incredible bond in their three months together, and they were reunited in emotional scenes in early November. Sean credits Barrie with helping him with PTSD, and Barrie has been rescued from a life on the streets in war-torn Syria.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Sean Laidlaw is a former Royal Engineer and bomb disposal expert. Upon leaving the Army he worked as contractor in Syria, detonating devices and making the area safer for civilians caught in the civil war. Sean now runs a successful health and fitness business. He lives in Essex with his girlfriend Netty and, of course, Barrie.

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