Hachette acquires memoir of Roy Keane's dog

Hachette acquires memoir of Roy Keane's dog

Hachette Books Ireland has acquired the autobiography of footballer Roy Keane's dog, Triggs, covering Keane's banishment from the Ireland World Cup squad in 2002 and his run-ins with Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson.

Hachette Books Ireland acquired UK and Commonwealth rights in the title, Triggs: The Autobiography by Paul Howard, with plans to publish to coincide with the European Championships in June 2012.

Howard had the idea for the book when some newspapers wrongly reported the dog's death a couple of years ago. The book begins with the dog reading the reports and deciding it is time to set the record straight on his life and times with Keane.

M.d. Breda Purdue said: "We are very excited to have acquired this autobiography from one of the most iconic animals in recent history. And we are delighted that Paul Howard is ghosting the story in what is his first publishing departure from the infamous and much-loved Ross O'Carroll-Kelly series.

"Triggs: The Autobiography has that distinctive combination of originality and laugh-out-loud humour that we've come to expect from Ireland's foremost popular writer."

 

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