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Are you ready, Max? If anyone's going to help me do this, it's you.

The heart-warming tale of a life-saving friendship.

In 2006, a traumatic car accident changed Kerry Irving's life forever.

Suffering from severe neck and back injuries, Kerry was unemployed and housebound, struggling with depression and even thoughts of suicide. He went from cycling over 600 miles a month to becoming a prisoner in his own home.

With hope all but lost, Kerry's wife encouraged him to go on a short walk to the local shop. In the face of unbearable pain and overwhelming panic, he persevered and, along the way, met an adorable yard dog named Max. As the Spaniel peered up through the railings, Kerry found comfort and encouragement in his soulful brown eyes. This chance encounter marked a turning point in both their lives.

In Max, Kerry found comfort and motivation, and in Kerry, Max found someone to care for him. This is their remarkable, inspiring story.

©2020 Kerry Irving (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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The perfect listen for the Coronavirus lockdown

I’ve been a Max fan for several years, hardly surprising considering we have three wonderful springers of our own, but I hadn’t expected Kerry and Max’s story to be so moving, heartwarming and uplifting. Highly recommended for anyone looking for the light at the end of the tunnel or who needs convincing that having a dog by your side will brighten any dark day.

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Mrs S of Dumfries

This is a beautiful read. As a fellow dog lover who lost her mate 10 years ago but now at nearly 84 cannot have another accompanying i just love hearing from others who still have theirs.thank you for giving me a few hours of such pleasure

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the power of canine love - heartwarming

a joyous book, laugh, cry with joy, an amazing must listen book. as a dog lover myself I know the power of love. they offer, life is not worth living without one

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Inspirational

What an inspiration Kerry and his boys are. I really enjoyed this book and Kerry’s honesty. My Springer helped me through a difficult time. They are the best dogs!

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Brilliant book loved it I laughed and I cried very emotional I love Springer Spaniels

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Brilliant

Great book with a warm honest story about a dog who saved a man life

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What a heartwarming story

Such a lovely heartfelt story of love, hope and courage. Max, Paddy and Harry are very special dogs but Kerry is a true inspiration.

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A truly inspirational story of a very special friendship

After following Max and his brother’s adventures, this was a book that just had to be read. The real-life story of Max, Paddy, Harry, Kerry and Angela Irving is both heartwarming and inspirational. The love between a special boy and his dad shines through. May you always find a stick to carry and may your tale never stop wagging Maximoo.

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fantastic emotional and heartwarming tale ❤️

Loved this book telling the story of a broken man being saved by a dog met in a chance encounter - beautifully narrated too.

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lovely

such a moving tail of man and his best friend , such a positive outlook