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Sea Dog Bamse


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Angus Whitson studied law at Edinburgh University, and has worked as a solicitor, independent financial adviser and freelance copywriter. He writes the weekly column in the Dundee Courier, 'Man With two Dogs'. Andrew Orr worked as a GP in Montrose for many years. He is a founder member of the Montrose Heritage Trust and chairman of the Montrose Bamse Project.


'This story should have been told ages ago ... a magnificent book about one of the most unusual war heroes to come from Norway. It isn't a second too late'

* Maritime Logg Norway *

'Why all this fuss for a dog? You'll find the answer in an entertaining ... touching story'

* The Scots Magazine *

'Prepare to read this fantastic story in one sitting. Very highly recommended'

* Sea Breezes *

'A well-researched, carefully crafted and hugely enjoyable account of one of the most remarkable animals to play a part in World War II'

* Aberdeen Press & Journal *

'a highly readable book, a useful piece of living local history ... the best possible memorial'`a lively and affectionate account of Bamse's life'

* Montrose Review *

'a fitting tribute to the extraordinary life of and extraordinary dog'

* SCOTS: The Journal of the Scots Heritage Society *

'A stirring memorial to a pet who inspired two war torn nations'

* The Mail on Sunday *

'Angus Whitson and Andrew Orr have succeeded in piecing together fact and folklore to give as full an account as possible of the life of a singular animal. This is a well researched, carefully crafted and hugely enjoyable account of one of the most remarkable animals to play a part in World War II'

* Press & Journal *

'Bamse's extraordinary life is told ... by the people who knew and loved him'

* PDSA Companions Magazine *

'It is a great story, easy to read, with an excellent index'

* The Naval Review *

'It tells the tale of how he raised the morale of the Norwegian Navy and recounts his extraordinary interactions with the sailors and civilians who knew him'

* The Times Daily Universal Register *

'New literary tribute to the Norwegian dog who captured Scottish hearts'

* Sunday Herald *

'The British love a heroic dog, none more so than Bamse ... Charming'

* Scottish Legion News *

'This fascinating book tells not just the story of a remarkable dog - it also gives an insight into life during the war'

* Dundee Courier *

'One of the most charming, enterprising, and charismatic characters in the story of World War II'

-- Jilly Cooper

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