Thursday, 13 July 2017

The Mare's Tale

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 The Mare's Tale  (2008) Post 196

The Mare's Tale is the second in the Pet Vet series. Again Trump and Doctor Jeannie and their friends are out and about helping animals and owner. This time, the mare Helen of Troy is foaling, and in a panic because her companion dog, an elderly Dalmatian named Paris, isn't with her to lend the support she thinks is due to her. Trump discovers he's ill; deaf and arthritic. Doctor Jeannie has a strategy to make the old boy feel more himself while Trump volunteers to act as surrogate companion to the flighty Helen. As with the Jack Russell series, Trump can't speak "human" although she understands it pretty well. However, she has her own way of making herself understood. The second book cover shows the Finnish edition. As for the names this time; in the Odyssey, Helen of Troy was the wife of Menelaus, who eloped with Prince Paris.
The Mare's Tale is also available as an audio book from Bolinda Audio.
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Sally is Sally Odgers; author, manuscript assessor, editor, anthologist and reader. She runs and Prints Charming Books. (Sally is me, by the way, and I am lots of other things too, but these are the relevant ones for now.)

The goal for 2017 is to write a post a day profiling the background behind one of my books; how it came to be written, what it's about, and any things of note that happened along the way. If you're an author, an aspiring author, a reader or just someone who enjoys windows into worlds, you might find this fun. The books are not in any special order, but will be assigned approximate dates, and pictures, where they exist. If you enjoyed a post, or want to ask about any of my books or my manuscript assessment service, leave me a message.

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