Spring! Well ... sort of. When the sun does decide to make an appearance it certainly feels like spring, anyway, and there's definitely the odd daffodil peeping through the grass! Time to shake off those winter blues with some great new H&H releases that will get you in the mood for swapping stories and romping around outside. We've also a great author interview for you, as well as a sneak peek at one of our new books, read by none other than the author himself! Not only that but we've got the recipe for a little treat for you and your dog, and just in time for Easter! Enjoy!
New this month!
Fantastic new titles arriving in March!
The quite very actual adventures of Worzel Wooface
by Catherine Pickles
WANTED: Small, friendly dog. Good with people and other dogs. Able to cope with teenagers and life in a weird family that's given up trying to be perfect. The ability to sail, or a willingness to learn, an advantage. Must like cats.
WANTED: Experienced family for anxious, enormous Lurcher. No small children. Needs someone around all the time. Cat-safe.
WANTED: Someboddedy to luff me for wot I are. A famberly that likes walking and doing hinteresting fings but does not hexpect me to be perfick. Or do sit. No small children, sticks, flip-flops or cats. Ok, there can be cats but they'd better be actual quite very nice to me.
This fabulous book tells the story of Worzel, an enormous lurcher with 'issues' and his newly adopted family – told entirely from Worzel's point of view. Adapted from Catherine Pickles highly acclaimed blog, a finalist in the UK Blog Awards 2015, this is a uniquely told story of family life with a characterful rescue dog.
Gods, ghosts and black dogs
by Stanley Coren
A rich collection of folklore, mythology and tall tales concerning dogs, Gods, ghosts and black dogs provides a fascinating insight into the way we think about dogs, and our emotional bond with them.
Spooky, funny, sad and inspiring stories: some of which engage that part of our brain we use when reading detective stories; trying to figure out what's going to happen next ...
Gathered from all over the world, and from many different time periods, in these captivating tales meet historical figures such as George Washington and Davy Crockett, and mythical beings such as Paul Bunyan, the god Zeus and the hero Odysseus, and discover the role that dogs play. Learn how the Dalmatian got his spots, and why Basenjis don't bark; whether there are dogs in heaven, and if the devil might have a dog.
Facts, history, humour and mystery blend together in this enthralling collection of tales about man's best friend.
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Easter Eggy Garlic Bread
Give your hounds an Easter treat!
We all know chocolate is a big no-no for dogs, but if you'd like to treat your hound to something special this Easter, why not have a go at this great recipe for eggy garlic bread from our book, Dinner with Rover? An added bonus – garlic is a natural flea deterent, so get the hop on flea season this year with a treat your dog will love! (We forgot the best bit ... it's delicious for humans, too!)
400g (14oz) bread flour
100g (31⁄2oz) wholewheat flour
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp active dry yeast
100ml (31⁄2fl oz) lukewarm milk
2 eggs, free-range
4 tbsp olive oil
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1⁄2 tsp dried rosemary, crushed
1⁄4 tsp dried thyme, crushed
1⁄8 tsp dried basil, crushed
6 free-range eggs, soft boiled (still in their shells)
1 tsp honey
1 tsp ice water
Mix together the flour, sugar, salt, and yeast in a bowl. Gradually add the warm milk, eggs and olive oil, mixing with your hand or a wooden spoon. Add garlic, dried herbs and more flour as needed to make a dough ball.
Turn out onto a floured surface and knead for a while until the dough is soft, elastic and smooth (about 10 minutes). Place the dough ball in a big, oiled bowl and leave in a warm place for 30-45 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).
Deflate the dough and place onto a lightly floured kitchen surface. Split dough into two equal parts and roll out each half until about 36 inches long and 11⁄2 inches wide. Braid two rolls loosely together and seal ends, forming a ring. Very carefully transfer the dough ring onto an oiled backing sheet and place the soft boiled eggs in-between the braids. (Don’t use hard-boiled eggs as they will turn bluish-black around the yolk when baked.)
Cover loosely with a damp towel and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size; about 45 minutes to an hour. Brush the top with the mixture of honey and ice water, and bake in the preheated oven for 50 to 55 minutes, or until golden brown.
This and more great recipies can be found in Dinner with Rover
, which is available now from the H&H website.
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