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  • Published: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9780091928810
  • Imprint: Ebury Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $19.99

One Dog at a Time

Saving the Strays of Helmand - An Inspiring True Story

Marley and Me meets Bravo Two Zero in this page-turning memoir of a Marine rescuing dogs from Afghanistan

The remarkable true story of how one man saved the stray dogs of Afghanistan.

In a remote outpost of Now Zad, in Helmand Province, Pen Farthing's tour of duty will change his life forever, but for entirely unexpected reasons …

Appalled by the horrors of a local dog fight, he intervenes to free the victims. One of these dogs finds his way into the Marine compound - and into Pen's heart. Soon other strays are being drawn to the sanctuary provided by Pen's makeshift pound, including one young mum who crawls under the compound fence carrying her newborn pups to safety.

But as his time in Helmand draws to an end, Pen cannot leave the dogs of Now Zad to their own fates. He begins hatching plans to help them escape to a better life.

  • Published: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9780091928810
  • Imprint: Ebury Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Pen Farthing

A passion for the outdoors and a love of doing everything the hard way found an 18 year old Pen Farthing visiting a Royal Marine careers office asking to take on the toughest infantry training in the world. 30 weeks later and Pen had earned the coveted Green Beret of the Commandos. His military career, which has included tours of Iraq and Afghanistan, lasted over twenty years. Since publication of the Sunday Times bestseller One Dog at a Time, Pen has left the Marines to run his charity Nowzad Dogs and - when time allows - an outdoor adventure company. Pen walks his Afghan / Iraqi pack (Nowzad, Tali, Patchdog and Maxchat) in two shifts and has won The Dogs Trust Dog's Best Friend Award and the IFAW Pets and People Award. Nowzad and Tali were nominated for the Crufts Friends for Life Award. More details about Nowzad Dogs can be found at www.nowzad.com.

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Praise for One Dog at a Time

Pen Farthing is absolutely wonderful, really truly my kind of hero


Inspirational ... his compassion and dedication are a fine example to us all

Daily Mail

An inspiring tale. Heartwarming stuff

News of the World

Highlights how far man's bond with dogs can be tested

Financial Times

An emotional rollercoaster that will keep you turning the pages and reaching for the Kleenex - don't miss it -10/10

Your Dog

The best book to come out of Helmand

Brigadier Charles Hobson


Mail on Sunday

A remarkable true story

The Lady

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