'If you are accompanied by a dog you can talk to anyone, and anyone can talk to you - about anything'. And they do. Edward Stourton's walks with, Kudu, his dog, become an opportunity for wonderfully unlikely encounters, and reflecting on the world from the dog-walker's perspective proves remarkably illuminating. Ed and Kudu's small trips to the park offer up big insights into romantic attachment, honour and heroism, guilt and depression, our sense of duty, beauty and the hard facts of life's pecking order. Diary of a Dog-Walker is witty, wise and will be utterly irresistible to any man or woman with a dog.
Edward Stourton is a newpaper columnist and the author of five previous books. He is writer and presenter of several high-profile current affairs programmes and documentaries for radio and television and regularly presents BBC Radio Four programmes such as The World at One, The World this Weekend, Sunday and Analysis. He is a frequent contributor to the Today programme where for ten years he was one of the main presenters.