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  • Published: 1 December 2014
  • ISBN: 9780224098403
  • Imprint: Jonathan Cape
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $39.99

Plumdog




A dog’s diary - with words and pictures that are irresistibly funny and moving.

A gift that will bring cries of delighted recognition from anyone who has ever owned a dog and, dare one say it, charm the pants off even those who strongly prefer cats.

Hello. My name is Plum and I’m a whoosell – that’s whippet mixed with Jack Russell and poodle. I especially like swimming, leaping, catching, and croissants, and my favourite fragrance is fox poo. I live with Emma, an illustrator, and Rupert. My sister, Liffey, lives nearby.

Over the last year I’ve been keeping a diary. Emma has helped with the pictures, but the words are all mine.


Since 2012 Emma Chichester Clark, one of Britain’s best-loved authors and illustrators, has been delighting thousands of followers with her blog Plumdog, which records the day to day life of Plum, her dog, in Plum’s own words and Emma’s drawings.

  • Pub date: 1 December 2014
  • ISBN: 9780224098403
  • Imprint: Jonathan Cape
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $39.99

About the Author

Emma Chichester Clark

Emma Chichester Clark is one of Britain’s best loved children’s authors and illustrators. She is the author of the immensely popular Blue Kangaroo series and many other books, and has illustrated books by Roald Dahl, Kevin Crossley-Holland, Peter Dickinson, Michael Morpurgo and, most recently, Quentin Blake.

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Praise for Plumdog

“A great book for any puppy-loving children of reading age.”

Alex O'Connor, The Times

“This diary is full of affection for dogs, for people, for life’s small joys and for the outdoors.”

Nicolette Jones, Sunday Times

“A lovely, funny and wry look at life through a dog’s eyes…aimed at anyone who loves dogs.”

Four Shires

“Doggy people will devour it all, wagging happily.”

Valerie Grove, Oldie

“It’s beautiful to look at, charming to read and will strike a chord with dog owners.”

Catherine Larner, Suffolk Magazine

“For any dog-loving child, this book would be bedtime balm.”

Ysenda Maxtone Graham, Country Life

“The perfect stocking filler for any dog lovers, who will recognise his or her own dog somewhere in these hilarious entries.”

Good Book Guide

“The exuberant Plum adores swimming, croissants and long walks and will charm dog lovers young and old with her escapades.”

Emma Lee-Potter, Daily Express

“Charming.”

Family Traveller


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