Full of anecdotal case histories and told in her own unique voice, we see how Jan Fennell's unique gifts have won her the admiration of dog lovers worldwide. This is the heart-warming story of Jan Fennell's journey from urban living to country lifestyle in pursuit of her dream.
Jan Fennell's unique gift has won her an international following and turned her books, 'The Dog Listener' and 'The Practical Dog Listener', into bestsellers. In her new book Jan tells the story of the personal journey that led her to success - and the crucial part her canine companions played in her development.
She reveals how her bond with dogs was forged amid the personal sadness of her childhood in London, an often traumatic period when it seemed Jan's beloved pets were her only source of unconditional love. She goes on to describe her experiences as a young mother, struggling to establish herself in an unfamiliar - and sometimes hostile - rural Lincolnshire community.
Her story eventually turns into a version of 'The Good Life': a self-sufficient idyll, inhabited by colourful characters, both human and canine. But when it sours it is her dogs once more who provide Jan with her strength and inspiration, and an unexpected new lease of life.
Above all, however, it is the story of a woman's struggle against the odds, and the lifelong love affair that has been the key to her survival and ultimate triumph.
'Friends For Life' is filled with the charm, gentle humour and unquenchable humanity that so delights Jan's fans. Its pages are alive with the scores of larger-than-life personalities - from clairvoyant Romany relatives to curmudgeonly farmers, happy-go-lucky circus bosses to saintly animal sanctuary owners - who have shaped Jan's eventful life.