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VIRTUAL EVENT: ANDREW COTTER - Olive, Mabel & Me

Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 7:00pm
Virtual Event
Free
Olive, Mabel & Me: Life and Adventures with Two Very Good Dogs Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781682686645
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Countryman Press - December 1st, 2020

EVENT GUIDELINES

  • Digital Doors Open at 6:45PM CDT
  • Event Begins at 7:00PM CDT
  • Signed bookplates are available with every order of Olive, Mabel & Me while supplies last.
  • NOTE: Because this is a virtual event that will be hosted on Zoom, you will need access to a computer or other device that is capable of accessing and sufficient Internet access. If you have not used Zoom before, you may consider referencing Getting Started with Zoom.


ABOUT OLIVE, MABEL & ME

The story of Olive and Mabel, Labrador retrievers who rose to internet fame as the subjects of Andrew Cotter's BBC sports parodies.

When sporting events were put on hold in March 2020, commentator Andrew Cotter shifted to working from home. The one-on-one competitors? His two Labrador retrievers, Olive and Mabel. In the hilarious videos that ensued, the dogs engage in various contests, from bone-snatching and breakfast-eating to crushing it on the dog walk, while Cotter narrates to hilarious effect. The scene of Mabel, simply standing still in a fetid pond was one of the most popular. Why? Because this is how dogs live, and Cotter captured it with humor and joy. It’s why the series has been viewed more than 50 million times, entertaining dog owners, sports fans and celebrities around the world. Olive and Mabel are more than online celebrities, however, as revealed in this charming narrative. Filled with stories about how Cotter fell in love with his dogs, his passion for hiking with them through the glens and over the peaks of his native Scotland, and the ongoing relationship between Olive and Mabel (particularly the “competitive fire” lit during these days of quarantine), the memoir is by turns side-splittingly funny and thoughtfully tender. It’s sure to resonate with all dog lovers.


ABOUT ANDREW COTTER

Andrew Cotter is one of the leading commentators on the BBC's golf, rugby, tennis, and athletics coverage. He has also worked for Sky, BT Sport, ITV, Channel 4, ESPN and Eurosport. When not covering some of the world's great sporting events, he's usually up a mountain with his dogs.


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