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Plaudits for Bamse Book

Sea Dog Bamse Plaudits in the Press(‘feature’ means a full feature article on the book) Montrose Review

‘a lively and affectionate account of Bamse’s life…….’

‘...a highly readable book, a useful piece of living local history….the best possible memorial’

Feature (half page) - Denis Rice:  24 July 2008

 Sunday Herald

‘New literary tribute to the Norwegian dog who captured Scottish hearts’

Feature (full page) - Jasper Hamill:  3 August 2008


Dundee Courier

‘This fascinating book tells not just the story of a remarkable dog – it also gives an insight into life during the war’

Feature (full page) - Kirsty Russell:  22 August 2008


Press & Journal - **** Book of the Week

‘Angus Whitson and Andrew Orr have succeeded in piecing together fact and folklore to give as full an account as possible of the life of a singular animal’

‘This is a well researched, carefully crafted and hugely enjoyable account of one of the most remarkable animals to play a part in World War II’ ****

Richard Neville:  30 August 2008


PDSA Companions Magazine

‘Bamse’s extraordinary life is told…by the people who knew and loved him’

September 2008

 Maritim Logg Norway

‘This story should have been told ages ago…..a magnificent book about one of the most unusual war heroes to come from Norway.  It isn’t a second too late.’

Feature (half page) - Roy Solstad:  September 2008

 Waterstones Book of the Month October 2008

‘Part Marley and Me and part Lassie this true story of an amazing dog during World War II will appeal to military buffs and animal lovers alike’

Toby Ritty:  October 2008


Sea Breezes Worldwide

‘Be prepared to read this fantastic story in one sitting…….A worthy book about a marvellous canine hero’

October 2008


Scottish Legion News - ****

‘The British love a heroic dog, none more so than Bamse…Charming.’ ****

October 2008

 The Scots Magazine

‘Why all this fuss for a dog?  You’ll find the answer in an entertaining hardback………touching story’

Feature (half page)- Russell Cameron:  November 2008

 The Times

‘It tells the tale of how he raised the morale of the Norwegian Navy and recounts his extraordinary interactions with the sailors and civilians who knew him’

The Times Daily Universal Register:  15 December 2008

 The Mail on Sunday ****

‘A stirring memorial to a pet who inspired two war torn nations’ ****

Feature (half page) - Simon Shaw: The Critics:  4 January 2009