DOGS IN VENICE
Uniquely beautiful. City of the senses. City of the intellect and imagination. City of dogs! Residents of Venice are great dog lovers. In the tenements, in the Campos, in the cafes that line the canals, there are dogs of every description. With no traffic to worry about, they promenade morning and night. Join them on Via Garibaldi and Strada Nuovo, for play time in the Piazza, at sunset on the Rialto. This book celebrates the essence of Venice. It’s the perfect gift for travellers and dog lovers all over the world.
FOR THE LOVE OF ELEPHANTS
Why do we love elephants so much?
Is it because they’re a lot like us?
In this beautifully photographed book, discover the amazing ways and wisdom of the sacred Asian elephant. Learn how these gentlest of giants live and work and love. How they share many of the characteristics of humankind including family devotion, kindness and intelligence. And how, despite sanctions, they are still being killed at an alarming rate.
A percentage of each purchase will support Elephantstay in Ayutthaya, Thailand, to maintain and develop their conservation, protection and breeding program. In this small way, we hope this small book will assist with the preservation of a truly endangered species.
OLD DOGS: LESSONS IN LOVING AND AGING
When Suzanne McCourt’s beloved old dog became frail and needy, she caught a glimmer of her own demise. Would she age so bravely? With such love and trust and dignity?
This wise and wonderful little book will resonate with anyone who’s ever loved and lost a dog. It deals with all the big dogly/human issues, including:
Keeping up appearances
Loyalty, love and forebearance
How to nose groins with impunity
Cyclists in Lycra and their tight round bottoms
Zen and the importance of sleeping with open eyes
Droopy jowls and the current vogue for makeovers of every kind
The big ‘E’ word (Euthenasia) and the big question: To be or not to be?
With superb photography by Peter Derrett OAM, this book will make you laugh and cry. It’s a tribute to every funny, lumpy, grumpy, devoted old dog you’ve ever known. And the perfect gift for dog lovers all over the world.
OLD DOGS ON MEDITATION AND MINDFULNESS
This is another delightfully funny and wise little book from the McCourt Derrett duo. Using the heart-warming ways of old dogs, Suzanne McCourt takes us on an insightful journey through the meditative and mindful ways of our furry friends. A stunning array of photographs by Peter Derrett enhance the text.
It is also a simple and clever guide to meditation, teaching us how to still our wild dog minds and find inner peace. It offers dog-proven ways to live in the moment, to live more happily and meaningfully, to live more mindfully. For those fully attuned to old dogs, it might even provide the meaning of life!
A great book for dog lovers, ‘Old Dogs on Meditation & Mindfulness’ is also a perfect gift for anyone wanting to find a simple way to meditate. It is also an ideal gift with a twist for those interested in spiritual aspects of life.
THE LOST MEN: COLLECTED POEMS
‘There is a discipline of vision in Suzanne McCourt’s poems, with a plain speaking style that is nevertheless beautifully and smartly stylish. When you meet the man whose ‘mouth is a steel trap rusted shut in complaint’ you won’t forget him or his type or the many other lost men in these breathtaking portraits of all the ways men grow and don’t grow, men whose mothers recall, ‘He was the most beautiful baby’. Pause and take a breath before you open this book because it will lift you up and rush you along in its swirling world of broken, heroic and beautiful characters.’
Kevin Brophy, author of Mr Wittgenstein’s Lion