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Endal : how one extraordinary dog brought a family back from the brink

Author: Allen Parton; Sandra Parton; Gill Paul
Publisher: London : HarperTrue, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Allen Parton suffered a serious head injury while serving in the Gulf War and returned home unable to walk, talk or remember most of his life. He couldn't even remember his wife, Sandra, and their two children. After five years of rehabilitation, he was still severely disabled. Sandra was a nurse so thought she would be able to help her husband, but the Allen who had returned didn't remember her, and couldn't cope  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives
Personal narratives, English
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Allen Parton; Sandra Parton; Gill Paul
ISBN: 9780007303014 0007303017
OCLC Number: 304238839
Description: viii, 308 pages, [8] pages of plates : color illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: "Allen Parton suffered a serious head injury while serving in the Gulf War and returned home unable to walk, talk or remember most of his life. He couldn't even remember his wife, Sandra, and their two children. After five years of rehabilitation, he was still severely disabled. Sandra was a nurse so thought she would be able to help her husband, but the Allen who had returned didn't remember her, and couldn't cope with what life had dealt him. Determined to be strong, Sandra would have to fight to keep her family together. Endal was a Labrador puppy with problems of his own until he adopted Allen and Sandra. He was to change their world, and give them back their family." --
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Responsibility: Allen & Sandra Parton ; with Gill Paul.

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"Allen Parton suffered a serious head injury while serving in the Gulf War and returned home unable to walk, talk or remember most of his life. He couldn't even remember his wife, Sandra, and their two children. After five years of rehabilitation, he was still severely disabled. Sandra was a nurse so thought she would be able to help her husband, but the Allen who had returned didn't remember her, and couldn't cope with what life had dealt him. Determined to be strong, Sandra would have to fight to keep her family together. Endal was a Labrador puppy with problems of his own until he adopted Allen and Sandra. He was to change their world, and give them back their family."--Back cover.

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'Endal is a true dog hero: kind, intelligent, incredibly resourceful, very funny and utterly devoted to his master Allen Parton [!] this is one of the great uplifting dog stories.' Jilly Cooper

 
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