The Queen’s Corgi – On Purpose – A Novel (English, Paperback, David Michie)
Publisher: Hay House
ISBN: 9789386832283, 9386832283
‘Wouldn ‘t it be wonderful if newspapers did more to share stories and insights that were really meaningful? Things that might help people lead more purposeful lives. ‘ The Queen glanced over at him, uncertainly. ‘Tricky business, persuading the media to lift their sights from terror and trivia. Every one of us has tried. ‘ Pushing myself up so that I was balancing on my rear end, I fixed Kate with a pleading expression. She was a soft touch when it came to scones. There was a pause while the family glanced in my direction. Before Kate said, ‘Well, not every family member. ‘
Rescued from unscrupulous breeders who plan to destroy him because of his floppy ear, when the Queen ‘s littlest corgi arrives at Windsor Castle, he finds himself in a world of red carpets, gilded chambers – and not a pile of dirty laundry to be seen.
Charming his way into the affections of the royal household, Nelson offers a dog ‘s-eye view of life with the Queen. He eavesdrops on her encounters with celebrities, philanthropists and advisers, catching rare insights into the secrets of a purposeful life. Through one of Her Majesty ‘s most mysterious advisers, he discovers how the ancient ways and powerful symbols continue to exert a transformative presence. He also becomes familiar with the Queen ‘s most surprising quality: her gentle but firm expectation that everyone she encounters is striving to be the best that they can be.
The Queen ‘s Corgi bursts with zest, humour and adventure. Romping through the litany of Nelson ‘s misdemeanours are a warm-heartedness and deep wisdom sure to delight anyone who has known the smiling face and warm tongue of a dog. It is not by chance that you hold this book in your hands.
“In the tradition of David Michie’s bestselling The Dalai Lama’s Cat series, this charming, poignant and humorous novel about a dog’s life with the royal family packs a deceptively powerful punch as it offers profound life lessons that will leave the reader transformed at a deeper level.”
– Ingrid King, award winning author of Buckley’s Story and publisher of The Conscious Cat.
“Narrated by a plucky pup of humble beginnings, The Queen’s Corgi offer’s a delightful dogs-eye-view of the most famous royal residence in the world. A tail-wagging treat!”
– Julia Williams, CANIDAE RPO Blog Editor
“Delightfully engaging and with an intriguing mystical flavour, this book not only entertains – it also takes us on a fascinating inner journey. David weaves in wise nuggets of wisdom which will make you stop, ponder and want to apply to your own life. Another glorious book from David Michie!”
– Tara Taylor, Intuitive Counselor, Motivational Speaker and Hay House Author of Through Indigo’s Eyes series.
“Readers who fell in love with The Dalai Lama’s Cat, the wise and shining feline star of the book series, have new cause for happiness: a charming new”rags to royalty” book by David Michie featuring a dog as the narrator – and an all-access pass for behind-the-scenes palace life.”
– Layla Morgan Wilde, founder and editor of Cat Wisdom.
“The Queen ‘s Corgi captives from first page to last as the adorable puppy escapes death, and is carried into Windsor Castle to begin life as a royal corgi. David Michie ‘s compelling writing style will keep you turning the pages of this heart-warming book with an understanding of dogs and the mysteries of life. Dog lovers of all ages will fall in love with The Queen ‘s Corgi. Highly Recommended!”
– Darlene Arden, Author of Small Dogs, Big Hearts: A Guide to Caring for your Little Dog.
About the Author
David Michie is the internationally best-selling author of ‘The Dalai Lama’s Cat’ series, as well as a number of books about mindfulness, meditation and Buddhism. These include the non-fiction titles ‘Why Mindfulness is Better than Chocolate ‘, ‘Hurry Up and Meditate ‘ and ‘Buddhism for Busy People ‘. His books are available in 25 languages in over 30 different countries.
David is a keynote speaker, corporate trainer and coach on mindfulness and meditation. He has extensive experience presenting to a wide variety of different audiences in several different countries.
In 2015 he established Mindful Safaris, leading groups to Africa – where he was born and brought up – encouraging people to visit unexplored places, outer and inner, through a combination of daily game viewing trips and mindfulness sessions.
David grew up in Zimbabwe, a place teeming with African wildlife, but home was always with his corgi, Tudor, who had an ear that, instead of standing, flopped.