Olive, Mabel & Me
OLIVE & MABEL: two of the internet’s favourite dogs.
ANDREW COTTER: one of our best-loved commentators.
When Andrew Cotter turned his brilliant sporting commentaries from the Masters, the Olympics, Wimbledon and the Six Nations to the lockdown contests between his two Labradors, Olive and Mabel, the result was an internet sensation. The series of videos – including Game of Bones – has been viewed well over 50 million times on social media, resonating with dog owners and sports fans everywhere.
In OLIVE, MABEL & ME, Andrew gives us a commentary of a different kind as he tells the heart-warming story of life with his two famous Labradors. This is the full story of their rise to internet stardom and how walking and climbing in the mountains helps them all find peace and happiness away from a hectic world.
Above all, however, this is a book about the love we have for our dogs and the companionship and joy we can find from sharing our lives with our fabulous canine friends, as Andrew has done with dogs throughout his life.
Beautifully written, touching and laugh-out-loud funny, OLIVE, MABEL & ME is a treat for dog lovers everywhere.
Published: 15 October 2020
Format: 234x153mm, hardback
Extent: 272pp + 16pp colour plate section
Andrew Cotter is one of the most recognisable voices in sports broadcasting as a leading commentator on the BBC’s golf, rugby, tennis and athletics coverage.
He started his career in local radio in Scotland before moving to the BBC in London in 2000. He has also worked for Sky, BT Sport, ITV, Channel 4, ESPN and Eurosport.
Originally from Troon in Ayrshire, Andrew has a degree in French and Philosophy from the University of Glasgow and his own modest sporting success extends to representing Scottish Schools at golf, helping them to lose comfortably to England.
He now lives in Cheshire and as you can see from some of his pictures and videos on Twitter, YouTube and Instagram, when not covering some of the world’s great sporting events he’s often to be found up a mountain, handing out dog treats.
‘There are times when I need the brilliance of Mr Andrew Cotter’ TIM RICE