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More Life as a Dog

***2024 Next Generation Indie Book Awards Finalist!***

L.A. Davenport
More Life as a Dog by LA Davenport
Ebook
Pages: 158
ISBN: 9781916164093

Paperback
Pages: 180
ISBN: 9781916937000

Hardcover
Pages: 190
ISBN: 9781916937017
The adventures of one man and his black and tan dachshund continue in the second volume of tales where the boundary between dog and owner are as blurred as ever.

From nearly losing Kevin in the back gardens of suburban London to facing accusations of being highway robbers, from accidentally gate crashing a birthday party to meeting Amy Winehouse in the months before her untimely death, the funny, heartwarming and moving moments keep on coming.

The only question is: Will this earnest yet playful, boisterous yet lazy, demanding yet caring dachshund ever get the quiet life he seeks?

More Life as a Dog is the eagerly awaited follow-up to the “adorable” My Life as a Dog.

Published: December 2023

Awards

More Life as a Dog is a Finalist in the 2024 Next Generation Indie Book Awards in the category Animals / Pets.

Reviews

A “charming memoir” with “many vivid descriptions of his beloved dog.” The writing is “fresh, appealing, and insightful,” with “elegant” phrasing. The BookLife Prize.
Kevin the dachshund has a little part of my heart after reading this heartwarming story…This book is well written and short enough to read in one sitting, which is perfect as you won’t want to put it down. Andrew Reads
This is a fun, light hearted read especially for any dog lover. It's heart-warming, it's very touching and…a short, beautiful read. One for over a coffee or two with your favourite canine companion. Nicki’s Book Blog
This is memoir meets heartfelt storytelling, delivered in accessible prose with both laugh out loud moments and moments that warm the heart, too. This is a quick read and a perfect one to lift the spirits in a new year. Dr Charley Barnes

Blog Tour

We were very excited to announce that a Blog Tour for More Life as a Dog took place this week from Monday 8 to Sunday 14 January, 2024, with a blogger posting a review each day.

All the updates and news are posted below.
More Life as a Dog Blog Tour

Blog tour updates

4 January 2024
Andrew Reads posted on Twitter: “So excited for my first Blog Tour of 2024!!

‘More life as a Dog’ by L.A.Davenport

👀 Finished in one sitting. All I’m going to say is - Keven now has my heart!!”
8 January 2024
Lynda’s Book Reviews and News got the ball rolling today with the first full review of More Life as a Dog.

She posted on Instagram: “It is clear that the human is besotted with his canine friend, and I loved how he had dealt with what was clearly a problem rescue dog, some people should never be allowed pets, good on you sir.”

“A gentle and easy read and I’m sure a lot of dog owners will recognise some of the traits in their own pets.”
9 January 2024
Emma Fitzgerald, aka Tea Leaves and Book Leaves, was next up.

Her review, posted on her website, pointed out, as has everyone who has read the book so far, that More Life as a Dog can easily be read as a standalone, rather than only as a follow-on to the first book in the series: My Life as a Dog.

Emma added that this latest instalment made her feel “many emotions,” making her smile at times, but also “sad”.

Overall, she said: “I found More Life as a Dog a very touching and heart-warming read. The book is well written and a lovely read 4 stars. ”
10 January 2024
Over on Instagram, Abi gave her thoughts on More Life as a Dog, saying it is “the epitome of a dog being a man’s best friend.”

After noting that Kevin came from abusive home and is “now living a great life”, she said: “I really liked the writing style and was slightly disappointed when it ended so quickly.”

“The chapter which features Amy Winehouse is so sad,” Abi added.
11 January 2024
Thursday was the turn of Andrew Reads, who gave More Life as a Dog five stars!!

In his full review, Andrew began by saying that “Kevin the dachshund has a little part of my heart after reading this heartwarming story.”

“I have two dogs of my own and I can relate to the blurred lines between loving and owning a dog. The author does a perfect job of adding humour to everyday tasks that are forever changed once you have a dog in your life.”

Andrew continues: “This book is well written and short enough to read in one sitting, which is perfect as you won’t want to put it down. I thoroughly enjoyed catching up with Kevin, and will definitely be on the hunt for more by this author.”

We’re delighted you enjoyed it so much!!
12 January 2024
Nicki’s book blog was next to review More Life as a Dog.

“This is a fun, light hearted read especially for any dog lover,” she writes glowingly. “It's heart-warming, it's very touching and also that for some of us, we have overcome much due to having that canine companion at our side.”

Overall, the book is “a short, beautiful read. One for over a coffee or two with your favourite canine companion.”

We couldn’t agree more!!
13 January 2024
Saturday, and the penultimate day of the blog tour, saw Ellie Shepherd give her thoughts.

Over on Twitter, she said: “I had the pleasure of reviewing "More Life as a Dog" by L.A Davenport about one man and his rescue dog Kevin.”

Ellie added: “This was a lovely story of the relationship between humans and dogs I could relate with 💞 Recommend 5
14 January 2024
Sunday, and the blog tour was rounded off perfectly by a lovely review from Dr Charley Barnes.

On Instagram, she said: “More Life as a Dog was an utter joy to spend some time with this month,” adding that the book “works perfectly as a standalone as much as a sequel, revealing the continued antics of Kevin the dachshund and his human.”

Charley added that “this is memoir meets heartfelt storytelling, delivered in accessible prose with both laugh out loud moments and moments that warm the heart, too.”

She concluded: “This is a quick read and a perfect one to lift the spirits in a new year.”

Thank you Charley, and thank you to everyone who took part in the blog tour, with a wonderful week of insightful and touching reviews!

Learn More

You can read more about More Life as a Dog and how it took shape here.

About the Author

L.A. Davenport is an Anglo-Irish author and journalist based in Stamford, Lincolnshire. He has been writing stories and more since he was a wee bairn, as his grandpa used to say.

Among other things, he likes long walks, typewriters and big cups of tea.

To learn more about L.A. Davenport and his writing, visit Pushing the Wave.
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