Someone to Look Up To

The Story of a Special Dog

by Jean Gill


'Nobody writes dog stories better.Karen Charlton, author of 'The Heiress of Linn Hagh'

A dog's life in the south of France. From puppyhood, Sirius the Pyrenean Mountain Dog has been trying to understand his humans and train them with kindness...

How this led to their divorce he has no idea. More misunderstandings take Sirius to Death Row in an animal shelter, as a so-called dangerous dog learning survival tricks from the other inmates. During the twilight barking, he is shocked to hear his brother's voice but the bitter-sweet reunion is short-lived. Doggedly, Sirius keeps the faith. 

One day, his human will come.
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Rights Information

All rights belong to the author, both for print and digital editions, and offers from publishers will be considered.

The author is an Independent publisher with world rights in English, who is seeking publishers for foreign translation in print or digital editions,  in all other languages, especially French, on an individual basis.

She is also seeking publishers of audiobooks in all languages, including English.

Film rights are also available in all languages.

Marketing Information

There is a readership in France requesting French language versions of this and other books by Jean Gill.

She speaks French, lives in France and could promote French language versions via bookshops, festivals and readings.


'Nobody writes dog stories better.Karen Charlton, author of 'The Heiress of Linn Hagh'

'Enchanting, moving, well-constructed, informative without being heavy.'  Michel Hasbrouck, international dog trainer and author of bestselling 'Gentle Dog Training'
I've never read anything like it. Very entertaining. Dr Florence Guérin, dog breeder and Crufts winner with her O Nut Glen Irish terriers'


Average 4.8* out of 5 from 23 reviews on


'A must for dog lovers.' Claire Hamlisch


'Thoroughly entertaining but should be rquired reading for dog owners everywhere.' Mark Fine, author of 'The Zebra Affaire'


'Wonderful book.' Linda Wilson

Author Biography

Jean Gill is a Welsh writer and photographer living in the south of France with a big white dog, a scruffy black dog, a Nikon D750 and a man. For many years, she taught English in Wales and was the first woman to be a secondary headteacher in Carmarthenshire. She is mother or stepmother to five children so life was hectic.

Publications are varied, including prize-winning poetry and novels, military history, translated books on dog training, and a cookery book on goat cheese. With Scottish parents, an English birthplace and French residence, she can usually support the winning team on most sporting occasions.

Bibliographic Information
  • Pub date: July 2011
  • English
  • 9781447749721 / 1447749723
  • United States
  • Paperback
  • Primary Price: 12.99 USD
  • Pages: 160
  • lulu
  • Readership: General
  • Publish State: Self-Published
  • Edition: 2
  • Page size: trade (9 X 6) inches