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The hilarious and heartwarming account of Miranda and her life changing dog, the inimitable and most lovable Peggy.

Hello dear audiobook browser and welcome to Peggy and Me. The story of my life since getting a beautiful Shih-Tzu Bichon Frise cross puppy (I call the breed a Shitty Frise - fun) in the form of Peggy.

Some of you may be thinking: 'a book about a dog, how totally brilliant, I need hear no more, I'm sold. In which case we should be best friends and go out to tea together, every day.

Others of you may be thinking: 'a book about a dog, how totally mad, she must have officially lost it.' In which case I completely understand. For I once viewed dog owners with much suspicion. The way they obsessively talk about their dogs often using voices for them to reply; the way they have a light covering of dog hair all over their clothes and sofas; and worse, an alarming comfort and ease around excrement.

But I now get why people become so mad about their hounds. It wasn't instant love I have to admit. Getting a puppy when I was at a low ebb in my life wasn't easy - there was a lot of challenging, what I call, dog administration (dog-min), and the humiliating first trip to the vet still haunts me. It's been a bumpy old road, but Peggy has been lovingly by my side through some life changing moments and I wouldn't have coped without her. Most surprisingly she has taught me a huge amount - not how to get an old pie packet out of a bin and lick it (I could already do that), but real lessons about life and love and trust and friendship.

Put aside any doggy reservations and come walkies with Peggy and me....

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  • Sara
  • 07/10/2016

Not A Comedy

I was looking for a light and funny book. I love Miranda's comedy and was hoping for a book along that line. No such luck. I am two hours in and so far we have explored a disastrous burglary, childhood disappointments and pet death upsets and a long detailed discussion of elephant abuse in Thailand. This list just names a few of the unhappy topics covered. Really not funny at all. Wish I could have not heard about the elephants.

What was equally troubling was the narration. Hart speaks very quickly and softly--which at times was hard to understand. Even worse, during the reading there was a dog barking in the background. This was a distant barking that kept me thinking that one of my dogs was in trouble somewhere. Distracting and odd.

I can't continue with this listen as I am not sure what distressing thing will come up next and I can't stand all the barking. Giving up.

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  • Therese
  • 12/10/2016

Heartwarming and such fun

Discovered Miranda Hart as Chummy in Call the Midwife and became interested in her as a comedian. She narrates this audiobook both as herself and as Peggy, her diva of a dog. There are some laugh-out-loud moments as well as genuine bits of wisdom.

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  • Kate Heck
  • 24/07/2017

Delightful!

I have the actual hand held book as well! I love reading along with Miranda, letting Miranda lull me to sleep at night enabling me to wake after a lovely night's sleep. Miranda's ability to read with different voice and expression as only she can do is nothing short of painting a picture moreover her written word. Being able to be read to by Miranda herself is like being read to by My Dear Reader Chum summoned up at any whim! What other friend would do as much? "Kristie, will you read for me?" She says no every time. MDRC-every time, she says yes.

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  • Asonya Christian
  • 10/07/2017

heart warming

loved it. it is a great, funny, heart warming story than truly touched me. Great job Miranda. Thank you for sharing your trutb.. tears and laughs...

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  • Inspired
  • 25/06/2017

Hilarious and Heartwarming

I may be a bit biased because I love Miranda Hart's TV program, but I will admit that I was hesitant to listen to this as I am... a cat person. Even after Miranda's cat vs. dog "interlude" that I very much disagreed with, I loved this story. Her anecdotes are hilarious with their junior high humor (I too cannot say the word "ball" without giggling) and their genuine honesty. I am so glad I chose the audiobook format for this read because 7+ hours of Miranda's voice was such a joy.

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  • Courtney
  • 15/10/2016

A really sweet story of a woman and her dog

I loved it! Slightly less comedic than previous book but very touching and enjoyable.

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  • Tineke
  • 07/10/2016

Beautiful

Such a beautiful book about the growing friendship between a dog and her human. Many tears were cried and many smiles were smiled.

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  • Kate
  • 27/04/2018

feel good read!

love Miranda Hart! A feel good book, perfect for a few hours of relaxation. Very nicely read, too.

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  • Mary Barber
  • 25/07/2017

Heart full of love

I've been yearning for a dog for many years. Not being able to own one for various reasons has left a nagging hole. I don't know where it came from all of a sudden a few years back. Listening to Miranda has only widened that hole into a full on ache of loneliness. This book was funny, heart wrenching and lovely. Thank you for giving a reason for this ache Miranda. I'm a crazy dog lady and I own a cat.

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  • E. Merket
  • 13/03/2017

Both funny and warm

I loved this book and am pleased to say I am truly both Miranda's and Peggy's dear listener chum. Each chapter is funny, insightful, and sincere. I couldn't recommend this book more.

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  • Sklusklu
  • 18/02/2018

Grossartig und herzerwärmend

Miranda Hart erzählt von ihrem Leben als "Frauchen" ihrer Hündin Peggy. Sie erzählt Situationen und Episoden aus ihrem gemeinsamen Leben, wobei aber auch fast schon philosophische und "Gott-und-die-Welt"-Gedanken nicht zu kurz kommen. Das Buch enthält herzerwärmende, fast schon rührende Teile und ist dabei immer unterhaltsam, kurzweilig und oft auch einfach zum laut Herauslachen lustig.
Einer meiner absoluten Lieblinge als Hörbücher dieses Genres und total empfehlenswert!

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  • C. Mueller
  • 09/06/2017

Warm and funny, well written and read

Thank you Miranda Hart, this Book made me smile and chuckle so many times. It is not highbrow, it is not intellectual, but it does not pretend to be that, it is just a good laugh.