An Armful of Animals

Malcolm has had a lifetime filled with exciting encounters with animals. As a lad in Nigeria, he’s attacked by soldier ants and terrified by a snake in his treehouse. His treasured companion, Poucher, an African Bush dog, prevents him and his mother from being savaged by baboons. Once qualified as a vet Malcolm has to attempt life-saving surgery on his beloved parrot. On a road trip across the Sahara, there is a tussle with a lame camel and the operation on an Ostrich gored by an antelope. Settling back in West Sussex, he tackles a cow that’s got stuck in a tree, wily cats and battles with cunning badgers and baby bats. He shares all these fascinating experiences in this gently humorous memoir that will guarantee to tug at the heart strings while bringing a smile to your face.  Anyone who loves animals will be enchanted and enthralled.

‘A witty take on a young vet’s life that pet lovers will find endearing.’
Bel Mooney, author and Daily Mail columnist

‘A joyful read full of animals and fun. Guaranteed to delight, though there are some tearful moments.’
Celia Haddon, author and former Daily Telegraph columnist

‘The author has an uncanny ability to paint human as well as animal characters. Any animal lover will adore this book, of that I am certain.’
Michael Smith, editor Green (Living) Review

‘Malcolm shares his everyday adventures that include encounters with creatures as diverse as a cow stuck in a tree and a red-footed booby. His human clients are as quirky as the pets he treats. This memoir is a must read.’
Sue Parslow, freelance writer and editor

‘The writing is funny and full of character. This book deserves to be successful.’
Kate Nash, literary agent