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Destination Dachshund : A Travel Memoir: Three Months, Three Generations & Sixty Dachshunds - Lisa Fleetwood

Destination Dachshund

A Travel Memoir: Three Months, Three Generations & Sixty Dachshunds

Paperback

Published: 16th May 2016
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"A likable author makes for a likable, dog-centric travel book." - Kirkus Review

With teenage children and in-laws in tow, the Fleetwood family embark on their 3 month adventure just days after the tragic loss of their beloved dachshund, Coco.

When two miniature dachshunds in smart winter coats are spotted in Moscow, it's game on! A riotous, often hilarious dachshund spotting competition for the lovable, long-bodied dog ensues across 15 countries.

Filled with love, laughter, and sadness at times, Destination Dachshund offers a unique twist on the travel memoir with remembrance for those who have been loved and lost, at the heart of one family's extraordinary adventure through Turkey, Russia, the Baltics, Europe and the United States.

Through the wonder of travel, this remarkable travelogue explores the bond of extended family, the abiding love we have for our pets and the grieving for loved ones, both human and hound.

Editorial Reviews:
"A likable author makes for a likable, dog-centric travel book." - Kirkus Review
"Fleetwood's resulting chronicle of a multigenerational family trip--88 days, 15 countries, and 60 dachshund spottings--has an invitingly chatty tone that makes one feel like one is traveling with her." - Kirkus Review
"With three generations travelling the globe this book was about family (the human & furry kind) with reflections on love, life, and loss all deftly woven into the narrative.' - Helen Petrovic, book blogger and reviewer

'What a wonderfully captivating read! Destination Dachshund is a humorous, yet moving memoir of a three generational family's journey through Europe and the USA. As the family deal with the grief of death, there are moments that tugged at the heartstrings as well as a whole load of hilarious anecdotes, a bit of history and of course, the dachshund spotting! This book is a well-paced read and the rich descriptions captured the sights, smells and flavours of Christmas time in the northern hemisphere. We learn of the trials and tribulations of travelling with extended family, yet there are lots of special moments that make this book so complete. Destination Dachshund will make you want to grab your family and hug them tight...if only to make sure they don't spot a dachshund!' --Melissa Bromley, Sydney 'Destination Dachshund is a truly delightful read with many laugh out loud moments. And it isn't just a book about travel - even though the extraordinary array of travel experiences captured between the pages is epic. The author unpacks with warmth and humour the intricacies of family relationships, our love of pets, and the joys of travelling with dodgy-kneed grandparents. And then there's the hilarious dachshund spotting competition. I now find myself scanning walkways and parks for these spunky little dogs.' --Vanessa Bond, Sydney 'As a traveler, animal lover, mom, journalist, and voracious reader DESTINATION DACHSHUND really captivated my interest. Lisa's accounts of her family's travels, experiences, interactions, and feelings were all relatable. Sometimes humorous, sometimes sad, we as readers were introduced to all the family dynamics and the places traveled with a very descriptive, relatable writing style. Recommend the book to all who travel or who just like to read of travels.' -- Terri from San Diego 'A truly engaging read that is so much more than a travel memoir. Not only does Lisa take us on her 3 month trip of a life time- she also takes us into the heart of her family. While the Fleetwood's travel through Europe, they must also navigate their own grief. Destination Dachshund is a remarkable book- filled with honesty and humour, and the sights, smells and sounds of amazing locations. It will make you want to hug the ones you love, then book a flight somewhere!'---Sharyn Longdon, Sydney

ISBN: 9780994591401
ISBN-10: 0994591403
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 16th May 2016
Publisher: Lisa Fleetwood
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.55
Weight (kg): 0.4