Spoiler alert!! I LOVE THIS BOOK, it’s one of the best I’ve read hands down.
So of course I’m very excited to be in the blog book tour for the ‘an armful of animals’ book by Malcom D. Welshman. Where I’m going to share my thoughts on the book and a little bit about the author.
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.
About the Author
Malcom Welshman is a retired vet and author. He was the My Weekly vet for 15 years and has written many features for magazines such as She, The Lady, The People’s Friend, Cat World, Yours, and newspapers such as The Sunday Times and the Daily Mail. He is the author of three pet novels, the first of which, Pets in a Pickle, reached number two on Kindle’s bestseller list. His third novel, Pets Aplenty, was a finalist for The People’s Book Prize 2015. A memoir, An armful of Animals, was published in September 2018; and through a collection of twenty stories tells how animals have shaped his life as a vet.Malcom is also an international speaker on cruise ships, a regular BBC Radio Somerset panellist and bi-monthly contributor to a local community radio, Keep 106 in Dorset.
Honestly this book was an utter delight, full of different stories of animals Malcom has come across during his years of being a vet! If you like animals this is a must read for you, hearing all about the different animals and what adventures came along with them, and how they have shaped Malcom’s life in being a vet. It’s such a funny book, which makes you feel uplifted, I’m defiantly going to be reading this again and treasure this forever! There is so many animals within this book from cows, to snakes, dogs, cats, camels, horses, there’s a bit of everything! This memoir is amazing, and I highly recommend that you grab the book yourself and give it a read! Purchase the book on Amazon ~here~!
Thank you to Faye & Malcom for including me in this Book Tour,