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  • Published: 10 January 2012
  • ISBN: 9781849399210
  • Imprint: Andersen Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320


Tim Willocks offers his first tale for young adults, an allegorical examination of human life through a dog's eyes, infused with heart, heroism, and the mysteries of the spirit.

Furgul is a puppy born in a slave camp for racing greyhounds. But he has a terrible secret - he is only part greyhound. When the cruel owner of the camp recognises Furgul's impure origins he takes him to be killed, but Furgul manages a spectacular escape. Now Furgul must confront the indifference, complexity, and ferocity of the greater world, a world in which there seems to be two choices: live the comfortable life of a pet and sacrifice freedom; or live the life of a free dog, glorious but also dangerous, because every man will turn his hand against you.

  • Published: 10 January 2012
  • ISBN: 9781849399210
  • Imprint: Andersen Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

About the author

Tim Willocks

Tim Willocks is a novelist, screenwriter and producer. Translated into twenty languages, his novels include The Religion, Bad City Blues, Green River Rising and Twelve Children of Paris. He has worked with major Hollywood directors, dined at the White House and holds a black belt in Shotokan karate.

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Praise for Doglands

Doglands is one of those epic tales of animal courage and adventure, which, like Black Beauty and Watership Down, may change the way we see a species or breed. Anyone with a dog should read this gripping and remarkable story.

The Times

I was completely bowled over by this magnificent novel.

Random Acts of Reading

Furgal's flight from cruelty and his epic journey to find freedom is a powerfully captured in this stirring story which is not for the faint hearted. A gripping adventure.

Julia Eccleshare, LoveReading4Kids

Chosen as a Spring 2012 Teen Fiction Highlight

The Bookseller

This is a thrilling story... and it will provide readers, especially animal-lovers, with a lot of pleasure.

The Bookbag

Powerful opening prose draws you in to this story of a dog in a quest to find freedom.

The School Librarian

A kind of Gladiator for dogs . . . will particularly appeal to boys of nine and older.

New Statesman

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