Writer and journalist, Kate Spicer 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. A brilliant, life-affirming tragicomic memoir, Lost Dog is a love story, a myth of modern womanhood, and the enduring mystery of the relationship between human and canine.
‘It’s an acute, tender sensation holding either side of the dog’s head gently to say hello, and feeling the small hard skull underneath thin warm skin and soft scrubbly fur. He looks at me with cautious eyes the colour of old conkers and rimmed by kohl-dark lids. My heart is hurting. Some kind of valve has opened up inside me.’ Dogs are very welcome.