One Dog at a Time

By Pen Farthing,

Book cover of One Dog at a Time: Saving the Strays of Afghanistan

Book description

“Kindness flourishes in an Afghan war zone, where British Royal Marine Farthing begins rescuing the starving strays nosing their way onto his compound...Readers will come to know and love each mutt and to admire Farthing, whose caring doesn't end when his tour does.” ―People

The remarkable true story of one…

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1 author picked One Dog at a Time as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

I read a newspaper article about Pen Farthing in 2008. At the time, I wrote topical assemblies for primary school children and I featured his story about rescuing dogs from Helmand while he was a Royal Marine. Several children wanted to write to Pen. I became the go-between, and Pen and I became friends. He asked me to read his book when it was still in manuscript … the rest is in the news!

From Jane's list on first-hand accounts of warzones.

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