Peggy and Me (Paperback)
Hodder, 9781444769142, 304pp.
Publication Date: October 30, 2018
FROM THE STAR of the award-winning BBC sitcom Miranda, comes Miranda Hart's hilarious account of life with her beloved dog Peggy, a gorgeous white bichon frise.
'Hilariously funny and often moving memoir ... we loved every word *****'
'Open, honest ... her misadventures are hilariously described ... charming and funny'
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Hello dear book browser and welcome to Peggy & Me, the story of my life since getting a beautiful Shih-Tzu Bichon Frise cross puppy (I call the breed a Shitty Frise - fun) in the form of Peggy.
Some of you may be thinking: "a book about a dog, how totally brilliant, I need hear no more, I'm sold." In which case we should be best friends and go out to tea together, every day.
Others of you may be thinking: "a book about a dog, how totally mad, she must have officially lost it." In which case I completely understand. For I once viewed dog owners with much suspicion. The way they obsessively talk about their dogs often using voices for them to reply; the way they have a light covering of dog hair all over their clothes and sofas; and worse, an alarming comfort and ease around excrement.
But I now get why people become so mad about their hounds. It wasn't instant love I have to admit. Getting a puppy when I was at a low ebb in my life wasn't easy - there was a lot of challenging, what I call, dog administration (dog-min), and the humiliating first trip to the vet still haunts me. It's been a bumpy old road, but Peggy has been lovingly by my side through some life-changing moments and I wouldn't have coped without her. Most surprisingly she has taught me a huge amount - not how to get an old pie packet out of a bin and lick it (I could already do that), but real lessons about life and love and trust and friendship.
Put aside any doggy reservations and come walkies with Peggy and me ...
About the Author
Miranda Hart is a comedy writer and actress hailed recently as the 'Queen of Comedy', a role she thinks should be officially appointed by the Queen and means you get to go out once a week with Prince Harry.
She is best known for her hugely successful sitcom Miranda which ran for four series on the BBC and earned her three RTS Awards, four British Comedy Awards, plus four BAFTA nominations.
Her status as one of the UK's leading actresses was consolidated when she graced the screens with her much loved role, Chummy, in the hit BBC 1 drama series Call the Midwife. She earned a BAFTA nomination for her performance and won an NTA Award and two TV Choice Awards.
She recently starred in her first movie alongside Melissa McCarthy playing Nancy in the movie Spy directed by Paul Feig which was No 1 at the Box Office for three weeks when it came out in June 2015.
As a stand-up comedian Miranda completed a sell out stand-up arena tour My, What I Call, Live Show culminating in five shows at the London's 02 (the accompanying DVD was the second highest selling stand-up DVD of the year).