Read the story of Judy – a dog in a million

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For any of you who like to read heartwarming stories about animals, then a new book is for you.

It tells of the English Pointer, Judy, who became the only animal prisoner of war during the Second World War.

She was in a Japanese PoW camp and became the friend of British, Australian, American and other allied forces during the reign of the Japanese in the Far East.

Written with great compassion by Damien Lewis, this book looks at the war from a completely different aspect and is well worth placing on your library shelf.

Published by Quercus, it costs a hefty £18.99 but can be purchased from Amazon for £7 in hardback or £5.66 for the Kindle version.