Max the Miracle Dog: The Heart-warming Tale of a Life-saving Friendship

Max the Miracle Dog: The Heart-warming Tale of a Life-saving Friendship

by Kerry Irving


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Sunday Times bestseller

’Are you ready, Max? If anyone’s going to help me do this, it’s you.’

The heart-warming tale of a life-saving friendship.

In 2006, a traumatic car accident changed Kerry Irving’s life forever.
Suffering from severe neck and back injuries, Kerry was unemployed and housebound, struggling with depression and even thoughts of suicide. He went from cycling over 600 miles a month to becoming a prisoner in his own home.
With hope all but lost, Kerry’s wife encouraged him to go on a short walk to the local shop. In the face of unbearable pain and overwhelming panic, he persevered and along the way, met an adorable yard dog named Max. As the Spaniel peered up through the railings, Kerry found comfort and encouragement in his soulful brown eyes. This chance encounter marked a turning point in both their lives.
In Max, Kerry found comfort and motivation and in Kerry, Max found someone to care for him. This is their remarkable, inspiring story.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780008353490
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Publication date: 05/05/2020
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 261,822
Product dimensions: 5.55(w) x 8.74(h) x (d)

About the Author

Kerry Irving lives and works in Keswick in the English Lake District with his wife Angela. A keen amateur photographer, Kerry has a passion for the outdoors, hill walking, camping and is a great lover of animals and the environment. After a road traffic accident left him with spinal injuries and chronic pain, Kerry’s mental well-being suffered dramatically. Little did he know that a young dog called Max would transform his life forever. This is his story.

Table of Contents

Prologue 1

Part 1

1 A Boy on the Beach 11

2 End of an Idyll 15

3 Hard Times 23

4 Into the Wild 35

5 School of Life 43

6 New Horizons 53

7 About Zak 63

8 Loss and Love 69

Part 2

9 The Accident 79

10 A Cold, Dark Place 87

11 Out of Milk 97

12 Small Steps 105

13 Max and Me 113

14 Opening Doors 123

15 The Head of Security 133

16 Lost and Found 143

17 Stay with Me 151

18 Home 159

Part 3

19 Beyond Ben Nevis 169

20 Max Out in the Lake District 179

21 The Great Flood 187

22 Reaching Out 197

23 And Then There was Paddy … 207

24 Meet and Greet 219

25 Star Springers 231

26 The Notorious Brown Leg Gang 243

27 From the Yard to the Palace 253

Acknowledgements 263

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