L,B acquires Damien Lewis' War Dog

L,B acquires Damien Lewis' War Dog

Little, Brown has acquired a non-fiction title by Damien Lewis, War Dog: The No-Man's-Land Puppy Who Took to the Skies, a true story about a dog's service during the Second World War.

Non-fiction publishing director Adam Strange bought UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, for War Dog from Annabel Merullo at PFD. International rights director at PFD, Rachel Mills, also sold the US and Canadian rights to Atria for a five-figure sum.

The book describes how dog Ant, inseparable from his owner, Czech airman Robert Bozdech, flew dozens of missions over hostile German territory at the feet of  his master.

The publisher said the book combines "tragedy and triumph, loyalty and devotion: from Bozdech smuggling this nameless puppy he found in the middle of no-man's-land across Europe in the warmth of his jacket, to Ant being awarded the Dickin Medal, the 'Animal Victoria Cross', after the war."

Lewis's latest book, Zero Six Bravo, has recently been published by Quercus and is an account of British and allied Special Forces trapped behind enemy lines in Iraq.