Clare Balding talks about
Isle of Dogs: My Canine Adventure through Britain

National treasure Clare Balding will introduce her new book, Isle of Dogs, exploring the many roles dogs fulfil and the history of how they became such an important part of our lives. Attendees will receive a hardack copy of Clare’s book when they attend this fascinating and special evening.

Dogs are never just pets. Not for the British. We love them as members of the family. They work with us, sleep with us, eat with us, help us live our daily lives and come on holiday with us. Some parents will freely admit to enjoying the company of their dogs more than their children while many couples would choose the dog over their partner. So what is it that makes our bond so special?In this fascinating adventure across Britain, Clare Balding talks to people whose everyday survival depends on their dog, those whose experience of life has been transformed by them and what dogs have meant to her. Isle of Dogs is an unmissable read for anyone whose life has been transformed by a faithful hound.

When she was young, Clare Balding thought she was a dog. Disappointed to discover she was only human, she did her best to spend every waking hour with dogs and ponies. She could ride before she could walk and, growing up surrounded by racehorses trained by her father, she dreamt of winning the Grand National or riding for Great Britain at the Olympics. Those dreams never came true but the consolation prize hasn’t been bad. As a television and radio presenter, Clare has worked at six Olympic Games, the highlight being London 2012, as well as the Winter Olympics, Paralympics, Commonwealth Games, the Grand National, Royal Ascot, Wimbledon and the Ryder Cup. Clare lives in London with her wife Alice.