Book of the Month
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.
MAIRI KIDD is a writer, publisher and translator. Head of Literature, Languages and Publishing at Creative Scotland, she is a fluent Gaelic speaker and has an MA in Celtic Studies from the University of Edinburgh. Mairi is passionate about language, particularly the development of minority and indigenous languages, and heralding women’s voices.
Having first been inspired to write about Scotland’s women when living in the original home of scandalous society beauty Rachel Chiesley, Lady Grange, her previous work includes Warriors and Witches and Damn Rebel Bitches. Mairi has now forsaken seventeenth-century ghosts for a home by the sea in Portobello, where hardy women once hauled the catch to market. Her latest book, Feisty and Fiery and Fierce, is an exploration of some of the inspiring women who have made their mark on these connected nations.