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Book review: Max the Miracle Dog

Max the Miracle Dog by Kerry Irving 

When a chance encounter with a dog named Max turned Kerry Irving’s life around, things never looked the same again.

A traumatic car accident years before had left Kerry with serious injuries, housebound and depressed. But with the help of his new best friend, a future full of hope emerged.

The road to recovery was slow for Kerry, who had enjoyed a successful career as a salesman, spending his spare time cycling and enjoying the beautiful landscape of his beloved Lake District – until one day fate stepped in.

At his lowest point and in a bid to overcome depression, Kerry made a plan to get outside for a daily walk as part of his rehabilitation. Taking only a few steps at first, Kerry managed to build up his strength, before meeting Max, an inquisitive Springer Spaniel who lived a few streets away. Over time, and with the blessing of his owner, Kerry befriended Max before eventually taking him on as his own.

The story that follows is a remarkable one of determination and self-healing told openly by Kerry, who with Max at his side, became motivated to take on some amazing challenges. Their journey together even finds Max with his own hugely successful Facebook page (with over 120k followers!), and a trip to Buckingham Palace to recognise their fundraising achievements for Mind and the PDSA.

A heartwarming story of life-saving friendship – and a book to lift spirits during these uncertain times – showing how time spent with your best friend in nature has the power to heal both heart and mind.

Max the Miracle Dog by Kerry Irving 
Published by Harper Collins. Buy now from Amazon

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