A Love Story
The tender true story of one woman and her dog, both lost and rescued by love - and tested to the limit when the dog disappears into London's dark underbelly, sparking a rescue operation like no other.
The Sunday Times top ten bestseller
'Lost Dog is already one of my books of the year. Spicer writes like a dream...You will love it.' India Knight, Sunday Times
'Sharply observed and deeply funny, it's one of the best, most enjoyable books of 2019 so far' British Vogue
What did Fleabag do next?
One morning, you wake up and wonder what has happened to your life. Then you realise: you happened to yourself.
Kate is a middle aged woman trying to steer some order into a life that is going off the rails. When she adopts a lurcher called Wolfy, the shabby rescue dog saves her from herself. But when the dog disappears, it is up to Kate to hit the streets of London and find him. Will she save him, as he has saved her - or will she lose everything?
As she trudges endlessly calling his name in the hopeless hope she may find him, she runs into other people's landscapes and lives, finding allies amongst psychics, bloggers and mysterious midnight joggers. Trying to find her dog tests her relationship, and her sanity, to its limits - and gets her thinking about her life, and why things have turned out as they have for her. A brilliant, life-affirming memoir, Lost Dog is a book like no other about the myth of modern womanhood.
Praise for Lost Dog
It's a fabulous book...I couldn't put it down.Jane Fallon
Kate Spicer made me care about a f***ing dog. I don't know who I am anymore.John Niven
You do not need to be a 'dog person' to be swept along by Kate Spicer's candid, funny, heart-wrenching story of finding and falling for Wolfy, a rescue lurcher, only to lose him again when he disappears. The love of a dog and the kindness of strangers shine like a light throughout.Amanda Brookfield
This book is proof you can teach an old dog new tricks.Fat Tony
Unflinchingly honest, funny, brave and brilliant.Brix Smith Start
Amazing... so much more than a lost dog.Grazia
Lost Dog is already one of my books of the year. Spicer writes like a dream, and her unblinking appraisal of her world and of her place in it feels like an act of generosity towards the reader. You will love it.India Knight, Sunday Times
Part love letter, part tribute to the power of never giving up hope, Lost Dog is not simply for those who like dogs. It's a mature piece of writing that never falters... It hits you right in the heart.Literary Review
Sharply observed and deeply funny, it's one of the best, most enjoyable books of 2019 so farBritish Vogue
An acutely observed tale of what happens when your life starts fraying around the edges.Independent