In five beautifully observed stories, Zoë Jasko’s third book explores the relationships between people and their pets and why the love they share is so frequently celebrated in painting.
Paco: Bartolo and his pet dog teach headstrong Consuela to dance flamenco at the Seville April Fair – to her parents’ disgust.
Percival: Emily, unhappy in a stale marriage, buys a painting of a sheep at an art show which leads to an unexpected chain of events.
Guy: Edward lives with his parrot on a houseboat near Keswick. Their secret threatens to destroy a special relationship.
Smokey: Derek, retired and widowed, has a date with Jenny. All seems to go well until he meets her cat.
Winnie: Anna is desperate to keep her dog safe when the bombs fall during the Blitz. She will go to any lengths.