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On The Table Read Magazine, “the best book magazine in the UK“, in The Dogs of Ellon by Peter Lavery, after a feral dog kills a baby, 12 year old Kace finds a wild dog and sets out to protect his new canine friend from almost certain death at the hands of the townsfolk.
Award-winning filmmaker, Peter Lavery, has turned his talents from the visual to the written word with his debut YA novel, The Dogs of Ellon, an evocative and poignant story with friendship at its heart.
When a feral dog takes a baby’s life, man’s best friend has become mankind’s greatest enemy and the townspeople of Ellon want blood. A decree is made that all dogs are to be killed if seen. But in the forests, a few dogs remain, living in the shadows.
When 12 year old Kace discovers and befriends one of these dogs, he realises that they’re not as evil as he’s been told. After he meets a lone girl who lives in the forest, Adiana, they form a friendship before being forced through the forest to the King’s town. But the past won’t let go of Kace that easily…Can he and his newfound friends forge a life for themselves away from their small, superstitious town? And can he cure his father’s blind hatred for the dogs?
As a thought-provoking coming-of-age fantasy novel that explores deep themes including friendship, secrets, fear of the unknown, and father-son relationships, The Dogs of Ellon showcases the unconditional love between Kace and his new-found feral canine friend, and how adults can get things wrong. A hugely captivating read, the potential of adaptation for The Dogs Of Ellon shines brightly from its very first page.
Born in Dublin, Ireland, Peter is a young writer and filmmaker. From a young age, he opened a multitude of businesses, starting in nightclub promotion before moving into the hospitality industry.
In 2019, he moved to London, UK, in order to dedicate himself fully to his passion for storytelling, and graduated with a BA in Practical Filmmaking from the MetFilm School in 2022.
In 2021 Peter became a multi-award-winning writer & director for his short narrative film Tequila Dream.
His writing has been described as witty, poignant and sensitive.
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