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Pug, Actually

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What to expect

‘A witty, heart-warming tale about woman’s best friend. You’ll love it!’ Nick Spalding

‘A love story that honestly will just make you cheer… I loved it.’ Miranda Dickinson

When your dog plays Cupid…what could possibly go wrong?

Loyal rescue pug Doug wants his adoring owner Julie to find unconditional love and happiness – and he knows she won’t find either in the arms of Luke, her married boss. 

Doug is terrified that Julie will become a lonely cat-lover if she stays single too long, but he can’t let her fall for any more of Luke’s empty promises. Julie needs to move on – and Doug is convinced that Tom, a newly divorced V-E-T, is perfect for her (despite his questionable occupation). 

There’s just one problem: Julie and Tom can’t stand each other.

Doug doesn’t quite understand the quirks and complexities of human relationships, but he won’t let that get in the way of his mission to bring Tom and Julie together. After all, being a ‘rescue’ works both ways…

Readers LOVE Pug Actually!
‘A wonderful novel with delicious humour… I’m in love with Doug the pug!’ Jill Mansell

Charming, brilliant and an absolute hoot… This book makes the world feel a happier place to be.’ Milly Johnson

Absolutely loved it… A quirky, funny, cute read…I found myself smiling throughout…’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

A marvellously light read that leaves you giggling… you will not regret this one bit.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Absolutely brilliant…Laugh out loud hilarious’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘A word of caution: Reading this in public may cause uncontrollable laughter and create a scene.’ Library Journal, starred review

‘[A] hilarious romance…’ The Washington Post

…amusing and heartwarming, and Doug is a fantastic star of the show.’ Booklist

Laugh-out-loud funnyPublishers Weekly

Praise for Matt Dunn:
‘Matt Dunn is officially funny.’ Jojo Moyes

Funny, warm, honest…’ Jenny Colgan

‘Matt Dunn’s writing makes you laugh out loud.’ Sophie Kinsella

Critics Review

  • Praise for Pug Actually:
    “A love story that honestly will just make you cheer… I loved it.” Miranda Dickinson, Sunday Times bestselling author

    ‘A witty, heart-warming tale about woman’s best friend. You’ll love it!’ Nick Spalding, bestselling author

    ‘A wonderful novel with delicious humour… I’m in love with Doug the pug!’ Jill Mansell, Sunday Times bestselling author

    Charming, brilliant and an absolute hoot… This book makes the world feel a happier place to be.’ Milly Johnson, Sunday Times bestselling author

    “A fantastic (dog) treat of a book which will charm and delight you, Pug Actually is just the thing to get your tail wagging! (That’s what my rescue greyhound felt and I loved it too!)” Mike Gayle, Richard and Judy bestselling author

    “[A] delightful, quirky novel about a dog and his girl… A word of caution: Reading this in public may cause uncontrollable laughter and create a scene.” Library Journal, starred review

    “[Readers] will fall in love with Dunn’s charming canine narrator… amusing and heartwarming, and Doug is a fantastic star of the show.” Booklist

    “Alternately poignant and laugh-out-loud funny…Doug’s hilarious antics, astute observations, and dogged determination pull at the heartstrings on the way to a thoroughly satisfying happily ever after.” Publishers Weekly

    Praise for Matt Dunn:

    Funny, warm, honest…’ Jenny Colgan, Sunday Times bestselling author

    ‘Matt Dunn’s writing makes you laugh out loud.’ Sophie Kinsella, Sunday Times bestselling author

    ‘This is Matt Dunn at the top of his game. Funny, poignant, and big-hearted…’ Mike Gayle, Richard and Judy bestselling author

    ‘Matt Dunn is officially funny.’ Jojo Moyes, Sunday Times bestselling author

    Sharp and witty…I loved it.’ Milly Johnson, Sunday Times bestselling author

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