Coronet has acquired My Life in His Paws by Wendy Hilling, about a woman suffering from a genetic skin condition and her golden retriever dog.
Nicki Crossley acquired UK and Commonwealth rights to the "by turns heart-breaking and heart-warming" book about the relationship between a woman living with disability and her dog by Wendy Hilling from United Agents.
My Life in His Paws is described as an "inspirational story" of owner Wendy and her golden retriever Ted’s incredible bond. But it is also about Wendy’s life and her battles against the odds over the years while suffering from Epidermolysis Bullosa Recessive Dystrophic, a genetic skin condition that causes skin to blister at the slightest knock, which Ted is the first and only known assistance dog in the UK to have supported someone in.
Crossley said: "My Life in His Paws is a remarkable and beautifully written memoir that will serve as an inspiration to everyone who reads it. From the first page it was clear that this was a story that needed to be shared and celebrated."
Hilling said: "I was born with a skin not made for this world, delicate as a butterfly’s wing. EB is the worst disease you have never heard of. My canine partner Teddy has not only saved my life several times but he has shown me a life I could only ever have dreamed of. I am thrilled to be part of Coronet, and to spread the word about Canine Partners and their invaluable work."
Jenny Moir, Canine Partners, added: "Canine Partners is delighted that Ted and Wendy’s story will now be shared, and maybe it will encourage someone else with this debilitating condition to apply for their own canine partner."