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If Only I Could Talk: A Canine Adventure Kindle Edition

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"A unique tale about a unique and adorable dog. A light-hearted and uplifting story written to appeal to readers aged ten, one hundred and ten ... and anywhere in between."
 
 Thanks for looking, I hope you enjoy Nelson's journey as much as he did.
 And huge thanks, too, to all of you who have left a helpful review or comment for my book.
 Best wishes.
 Tony

About the Author

Tony Lewis was born and raised in the North of England, but now divides his time between there and the South of France. After homing several abandoned and stray dogs from rescue centres, If Only I Could Talk is his way of thanking them for their unfailing loyalty and friendship.

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  • File Size: 824 KB
  • Print Length: 262 pages
  • Publication Date: September 6, 2010
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0049B2FQI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #131,861 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Tony Lewis is the author of 'If Only I Could Talk - a Canine Adventure' and 'Tales from the Hilltop - a summer in the other South of France'.

Tony was born the wrong side of four decades ago in the heavily accented heart of Northern England. He currently divides his time and wages between Portugal, the South of France, and a lesser-visited place called 'home'. He enjoys cycling and walking - quite often the latter when the hills are too steep.

To get in touch about my books or even just to say hello, please call in at my Facebook page:
www.facebook.com/tonylewis.mypage
or send me an email to: info@tonylewisbooks.co.uk

For a selection of photos from 'Tales from the Hilltop', go to my Facebook page or: www.flickr.com/photos/wayward-wanderer

I'd like to thank all the readers out there for buying a copy of my books. And thank you ever so much to those of you who have taken the time to write an honest and constructive review - your feedback really is massively appreciated.

Very best wishes!
Tony

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63 of 65 people found the following review helpful By emeleste on October 11, 2010
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"If Only I Could Talk" by Tony Lewis is unquestionably a heart-tugging and insightful story about one very personable dog, the people and canines he encounters during his life's journey, and the lessons he learns along the way. Told in a series of flashbacks, beginning with Nelson being trapped inside a burning house, we are introduced to this philosophical and resourceful dog and quickly grow to love him as he reflects on his memories. Born in the French Alps and adopted by a loving family, Ombre (as he was named by the Moretti family) learns to live with humans in typical puppy fashion: trial and error, and a good bit of mischief. He learns to fetch bread from a local market for his people, using a special harness like contraption strapped to his back. While he does well with the bread, the attempts to have him fetch meat from the butcher did not meet with as much success. Still, despite his occasional mistakes and canine capers, he is loved, pampered, and allowed to roam and explore and grow. He forms friendships with the local dogs, and even falls in love. But fate and human whims intervene, and his family uproots him and moves to another region of France. While there, on a fateful day at a large nature park, Ombre's penchant for the lady dogs leads him far from his family, and he is lost from them forever.

After a series of misadventures, including being chained by a cruel man and beaten, finding himself stuck in a dog pound, and then hitching a ride in a truck to England...Ombre eventually stumbles upon a park where he decides to live for awhile. It turns out the "park" is a cemetery, and is frequented by a young widower, David, and his autistic son Timothy.
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Jue on August 1, 2011
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This book is definately for dog lovers, it is funny,sad and a great insight into what it is like to be a dog. This book is not just for dog lovers though - as I have only had a dog for two weeks (and that was when I was about eight years old). I can honestly say it is also a book for readers who have never been around a dog. After reading this book I feel I have a greater understanding of how a dog can bring love to a family and become a member. If only I can talk, takes you on a journey, a dog's journey in life, to France and England and to different families who become touch by another animal's presence in their life. The characters also come to life on the page, making you feel epathy and care for what will happen to them.
I could not put this book down and I feel I have become more educated in the dog world because of this. A truely delightful and must read.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Tom Winton on December 31, 2010
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With his lovable, furry chatacters, Mister Lewis has created an extraordinary piece of work here. It doesn't matter if you're an animal lover or not, this book will warm the stoniest of hearts. From the opening lines on, there is high-stakes, heartfelt action that is guaranteed to keep you flipping through it. Anybody who reads the first page or two will see exactly what I mean. I expect the reading public will be hearing a lot more about this uncommon accomplishment in the future.

Thomas J. Winton -- author of Beyond Nostalgia
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Kizzikate on January 8, 2012
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I laughed, I cried... and this book stayed with me after I read it. Highly recommend this one, especially for the price.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By JB on October 6, 2011
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What a great story, you go on the adventure with the characters and root for the dogs the whole time. A great story for all dog lovers. Yes it will make you sad, make you laugh and make you look at your dog just a little differently. And think "what if?"
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Eungaidoreen on January 7, 2012
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Originally bought this book for my iPad .Loved it so bought a hard copy as gift for my brother who is a mad keen dog lover.really enjoyed this book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mountain Grammie on February 9, 2012
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This dog is everything a person would want in a companion. The author truly spells out how a dog's whole purpose in life, (from the dog's point of view), is to be there for their "guardian". I have said many times that animals have feelings and only want to be with their master. It is sad that our society still views animals as possessions. The life of this dog is very believable and I couldn't wait to turn another page. I cried in a couple of places in the book. Unfortunately one of those times was while I was in a beauty shop, so beware! I highly recommend this book and I don't do this often. Of course, I'm an animal lover. Easy to read, believable and entertaining.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J. Sawyer on May 30, 2012
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Many people are very doubtful that dogs have the ability to communicate - or that they have feelings. Not true! In my experience with dogs (I used to train, breed and show them), I have learned so much about their world. This book is told about the adventures of a young pup growing up and finally his death. It explores his relationship with his human "guardians", but also discusses his relationship with other dogs. Friendship, loss and love are themed throughout this book. If you are a dog lover, or curious about the world of dogs - this is a great book!
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