Our very own Monumental Tales: The Intriguing Stories behind the World’s Pet Statues and Monuments, by Jackie Buckle, is getting a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, raising money for the pet saving charity Blue Cross.
Blue Cross is a charity whose mission is to
About the book
Around the world there are many thousands of pet statues with intriguing stories behind them. Some reveal insights into our social history, such as the little brown dog in Battersea which was a focus of suffragette riots. Others have wonderfully quirky origins like the 23 cats of York: sculptures added to buildings designed by a cat loving architect. Many more reveal tales of courage, loyalty, myth and legend.
This book brings together a selection of the most surprising, amusing and illuminating stories. From Egyptian cat goddesses, through the heroic dogs of war, right up to Tombili, the Turkish moggy who became an international Internet sensation.
Proceeds from the sale of this book will go to help fund the UK’s first national memorial to service dogs.
For over twenty years Jackie worked for a national drugs charity. Currently she finds it rewarding to volunteer as a pet bereavement support worker for the Blue Cross. She has shared her life with many beloved pets over the years, including, at the moment, a very furry Finnish Lapphund!
Publication date: 28/11/2019
What to do next
If you are interested in getting involved, there are many options to do so!
An early bird copy at a discounted price, a special limited edition of the book signed by Chris Packham, and even the unique opportunity to get a picture of your beloved pet published in the book are all options you can purchase on the crowdfunding page: https://igg.me/at/monumentaltales/
If you just wish to contribute because the protection of all animals is important and is something you care about, you can do so by contributing a small amount to the campaign. Whatever the amount raised, your money will be used both to fundraise for the Blue Cross and to cover parts of the production costs of this beautiful book.
Finally, here are the links to follow and share the campaign: