Fiona dropped out of school aged 15, because being the consummate rebel, she hated it! After becoming a single parent she decided to return to education, graduating in 1996 with an honours degree in primary education. Ah, the irony!
As soon as she graduated she packed everything she owned into her Renault 11, including her daughter, two dogs and a cat, and headed off to Estonia to become an international school teacher. After fifteen years of teaching, predominantly in Eastern Europe, she returned to the UK .
She now lives on the east coast of Scotland with two Scottish rescue dogs and a disgruntled Portuguese cat.

Fiona is the author of two books:

To Retribution – A love story/political thriller set in times of turmoil.

Dan Knew – A fictionalised account of her travels told through the eyes of Dan, her rescued Ukrainian street dog.

Dan Knew Blurb

A Ukrainian street dog is rescued from certain death by an expat family. As he travels to new countries with them a darkness grows and he finds himself narrating more than just his story. More than a dog story. Ultimately it’s a story of escape and survival but maybe not his.

The world through Wee Dan’s eyes is told in a voice that will stay with you long after you turn that last page.

The animals in this book are all real, as are their stories. The people’s names have been changed to protect their privacy. Fact or fiction? Well, dogs can’t talk, can they?


Twitter @fjcurlew


My review

This is a dog book and while books about animals can be difficult to read this one was fairly easy.

It is a great as it deals more withblofe from the dogs perspective which really had me going as it was different then other books that I have read from animal perspective.

Dan is a good dog who cares from the women who are in his life and just wants to be happy. 

At first I was a bit put off as the male in the story was so harsh and all i could think was that he was you going to abuse the poor animal.  It changes as I got into the book realizing it is more about empowering people and it was somewhat like a feel good story. 

This is not normally what I read but the story was captivating to me and really had me want to read more about the dog Dan and just how he would cope with everything that his owner went through. 

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