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              Good Dogs Don't Make it to the South Pole

              Good Dogs Don't Make it to the South Pole (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Thyvold, Hans-Olav

              • RRP: $32.99
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              The wisest, funniest, and most inspiring book on friendship and ageing written by a dog you'll ever read. 'The best thing you can aspire to in this world, is company. Whether it's for pleasure or pain, a crowning or an execution: everything is better with company. You might say i...t all went to hell with Mrs. Thorkildsen, but you know what? It could have been worse, because Mrs. Thorkildsen had me to keep her company. And I had her. That's what we had in common, her and me, what bound us together. We were company.' Look at this! Mrs Thorkildsen says, holding the book open to a certain page, and I again feel the quick jolt of fear that sooner or later she will lose track of daily existence, when I once again have to remind her that: Dogs can't read. At a nursing home, The Major, a World War II veteran, breathes his last. Watching over him are his wife and his faithful companion, Tassen, the story's narrator, who is, by his own admission, a couch potato and a one-man dog. After the Major is gone, Tassen and Mrs Thorkildsen settle into their new life surrounded by books and stories of the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen's race with Britain's Captain Robert F Scott to reach the South Pole in 1911. Regular visits to the local library and the bar next door provide all types of enlightenment. And Tassen and Mrs Thorkildsen provide company for each other. However when Mrs Thorkildsen becomes ill, Tassen's secure world begins to wobble. Beguiling, poignant, funny and thoughtful, this utterly entertaining novel is destined to become a favourite.
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              ISBN 9781760875466
              Published NZ 4 Feb 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              Good Dogs Don't Make It to the South Pole
                

              Good Dogs Don't Make It to the South Pole (EPUB ebook)

              By Thyvold, Hans-Olav

              The wisest, funniest, and most inspiring book on ageing and friendship written by a dog you'll ever read.

              ISBN 9781760873400
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              Published NZ 4 Feb 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              Good Dogs Don't Make It to the South Pole
                

              Good Dogs Don't Make It to the South Pole (Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

              By Thyvold, Hans-Olav

              • RRP: $59.99
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              The best thing you can aspire to in this world, is company. Whether it's for pleasure or pain, a crowning or an execution: everything is better with company. You might say it all went to hell with Mrs. Thorkildsen, but you know what? It could have been worse, because Mrs. Thorkil...dsen had me to keep her company. And I had her. That's what we had in common, her and me, what bound us together. We were company. The Major, a World War II veteran, breathes his last. Watching over him are his wife and his faithful companion, Tassen, the story's narrator, who is, by his own admission, a couch potato and a one-man dog. After the Major is gone, Tassen and Mrs Thorkildsen settle into their new life surrounded by books and stories of the 1911 race between Norway's explorer Roald Amundsen and Britain's Captain Robert F. Scott to reach the South Pole first. Regular visits to the local library and the bar next door provide all types of enlightenment. However, when Mrs Thorkildsen becomes ill, Tassen's world begins to wobble. Beguiling, poignant, funny and thoughtful, this novel is destined to become a favourite.
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              ISBN 9780369333285
              Released NZ 20 Feb 2020
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              Good Dogs Don't Make It to the South Pole (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Thyvold, Hans-Olav; Read by Otsby, Marie

              • RRP: $84.99
              • $67.99
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              • Pub Date
                18 Aug 20

              Told through the eyes of a very grumpy yet lovable mutt, a funny and touching tale of aging, death, friendship, and life that proves sometimes a dog's story is the most human of all.Tassen has always been a one-man dog. When his human companion, Major Thorkildsen, dies, Tassen an...d Mrs. Thorkildsen are left alone. Tassen mourns Major by eating too many treats, and Mrs. T by drinking too much. But the two unexpectedly find common ground in researching Roald Amundsen's expedition to the South Pole led by a pack of intrepid dogs. But the quiet days Tassen and Mrs. T spend together at the library researching the explorer's arctic adventure are disrupted by the arrival of her son and daughter in-law. Eager to move in to the Major's spacious house, they plan to send Mrs. T to a nursing home. As he contemplates his own fate, Tassen shudders to think what might happen to him! Yet Tassen and Mrs. T aren't about to give up. Inspired by Roald Amundsen and his dogs, this unlikely pair are ready to take on anything life throws at them. Good Dogs Don't Make It to the South Pole is a darkly comedic and whimsical portrayal of aging and death told through a dog's friendship with an elderly woman.
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              ISBN 9781094169477
              Released NZ 18 Aug 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins
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              Good Dogs Don't Make It to the South Pole
                 

              Good Dogs Don't Make It to the South Pole (Audio CD / Audio, Library Edition)

              By Thyvold, Hans-Olav; Read by Otsby, Marie

              • RRP: $127.50
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              • Pub Date
                18 Aug 20

              Told through the eyes of a very grumpy yet lovable mutt, a funny and touching tale of aging, death, friendship, and life that proves sometimes a dog's story is the most human of all.Tassen has always been a one-man dog. When his human companion, Major Thorkildsen, dies, Tassen an...d Mrs. Thorkildsen are left alone. Tassen mourns Major by eating too many treats, and Mrs. T by drinking too much. But the two unexpectedly find common ground in researching Roald Amundsen's expedition to the South Pole led by a pack of intrepid dogs. But the quiet days Tassen and Mrs. T spend together at the library researching the explorer's arctic adventure are disrupted by the arrival of her son and daughter in-law. Eager to move in to the Major's spacious house, they plan to send Mrs. T to a nursing home. As he contemplates his own fate, Tassen shudders to think what might happen to him! Yet Tassen and Mrs. T aren't about to give up. Inspired by Roald Amundsen and his dogs, this unlikely pair are ready to take on anything life throws at them. Good Dogs Don't Make It to the South Pole is a darkly comedic and whimsical portrayal of aging and death told through a dog's friendship with an elderly woman.
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              ISBN 9781094169453
              Released NZ 18 Aug 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins
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              Good Dogs Don't Make It to the South Pole
                

              Good Dogs Don't Make It to the South Pole (Hardback)

              By Thyvold, Hans-Olav; Translated by Otsby, Marie

              • RRP: $57.50
              • $57.50
              • Pub Date
                18 Aug 20

              Told through the eyes of a very grumpy yet lovable mutt, a funny and touching tale of aging, death, friendship, and life that proves sometimes a dog's story is the most human of all. Tassen has always been a one-man dog. When his human companion, Major Thorkildsen, dies, Tassen a...nd Mrs. Thorkildsen are left alone. Tassen mourns Major by eating too many treats, and Mrs. T by drinking too much. But the two unexpectedly find common ground in researching Roald Amundsen's expedition to the South Pole led by a pack of intrepid dogs. But the quiet days Tassen and Mrs. T spend together at the library researching the explorer's arctic adventure are disrupted by the arrival of her son and daughter in-law. Eager to move in to the Major's spacious house, they plan to send Mrs. T to a nursing home. As he contemplates his own fate, Tassen shudders to think what might happen to him! Yet Tassen and Mrs. T aren't about to give up. Inspired by Roald Amundsen and his dogs, this unlikely pair are ready to take on anything life throws at them. Good Dogs Don't Make It to the South Pole is a darkly comedic and whimsical portrayal of aging and death told through a dog's friendship with an elderly woman.
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              ISBN 9780062981653
              Released NZ 18 Aug 2020
              Publisher Harpervia
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              Good Dogs Don't Make It to the South Pole
               

              Good Dogs Don't Make It to the South Pole (Paperback, [Dyslexic Edition])

              By Thyvold, Hans-Olav

              • RRP: $59.99
              • $59.99
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              The best thing you can aspire to in this world, is company. Whether it's for pleasure or pain, a crowning or an execution: everything is better with company. You might say it all went to hell with Mrs. Thorkildsen, but you know what? It could have been worse, because Mrs. Thorkil...dsen had me to keep her company. And I had her. That's what we had in common, her and me, what bound us together. We were company. The Major, a World War II veteran, breathes his last. Watching over him are his wife and his faithful companion, Tassen, the story's narrator, who is, by his own admission, a couch potato and a one-man dog. After the Major is gone, Tassen and Mrs Thorkildsen settle into their new life surrounded by books and stories of the 1911 race between Norway's explorer Roald Amundsen and Britain's Captain Robert F. Scott to reach the South Pole first. Regular visits to the local library and the bar next door provide all types of enlightenment. However, when Mrs Thorkildsen becomes ill, Tassen's world begins to wobble. Beguiling, poignant, funny and thoughtful, this novel is destined to become a favourite.
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              ISBN 9780369333544
              Released NZ 20 Feb 2020
              Publisher Readhowyouwant
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              Good Dogs Don't Make It to the South Pole
                 

              Good Dogs Don't Make It to the South Pole (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Thyvold, Hans-Olav; Read by Otsby, Marie

              • RRP: $84.99
              • $67.99
              • Save $17.00
              • Pub Date
                18 Aug 20

              Told through the eyes of a very grumpy yet lovable mutt, a funny and touching tale of aging, death, friendship, and life that proves sometimes a dog's story is the most human of all.Tassen has always been a one-man dog. When his human companion, Major Thorkildsen, dies, Tassen an...d Mrs. Thorkildsen are left alone. Tassen mourns Major by eating too many treats, and Mrs. T by drinking too much. But the two unexpectedly find common ground in researching Roald Amundsen's expedition to the South Pole led by a pack of intrepid dogs. But the quiet days Tassen and Mrs. T spend together at the library researching the explorer's arctic adventure are disrupted by the arrival of her son and daughter in-law. Eager to move in to the Major's spacious house, they plan to send Mrs. T to a nursing home. As he contemplates his own fate, Tassen shudders to think what might happen to him! Yet Tassen and Mrs. T aren't about to give up. Inspired by Roald Amundsen and his dogs, this unlikely pair are ready to take on anything life throws at them. Good Dogs Don't Make It to the South Pole is a darkly comedic and whimsical portrayal of aging and death told through a dog's friendship with an elderly woman.
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              ISBN 9781094169460
              Released NZ 18 Aug 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins
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