We are delighted to welcome Penny Junor to Bookmark to talk about her latest book ‘All the Queen’s Corgis’, an affectionate and entertaining look at the dogs that have been bred, owned by and given to the Queen throughout her life. It reveals a very private side of the Monarch that is seldom seen; and will be illustrated with some wonderful photographs.
This very intimate book looks at the Sovereign at her most informal, doing what she loves best, amongst people who share a common interest. In the shooting world she is recognised as one of the top breeders of gundogs in the country, also as an expert handler, and a generous host to field trials. The per dogs are her constant companions, travelling with her by air, road and rail, from one royal residence to another. Whenever possible, she walks and feeds them herself, and despite having had as many as ten dogs at one time, she has always had remarkable control over them. She is immensely knowledgeable about blood lines, she is involved in the breeding programme of all the dogs; she also finds names for each and every one, and at the end of their days, buries them with personalised plaques to commemorate each individual.
The book covers the scraps and scrapes that the dogs have been involved in and their feisty attitude to footmen, guests, gardeners and innocent passers-by! Penny also looks at the other dog lovers in the Royal family including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge who share their lives with Lupo the cocker spaniel.
Tickets £5 to include a glass of wine or juice.