To Lead Us Home


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By Dorothy M Mitchell

ISBN: 978-1-84991-766-7
Published: 2012
Pages: 138
Key Themes: Mental Health, Fiction, Breakdown, Tragedy


This is the story of Ben the useless Border Collie!

Well thats what his first owner Gwyn Thomas thought. The sheep farmer had suffered a mental breakdown at the time. He had lost his wife in a terrible accident, causing him to almost lose his mind! His daughter Belle had also been involved in the tragedy, having her arm so badly injured it had had to be removed. Ben had been her pet, but he was also supposed to be a sheep dog, helping his mum Floss to take care of the large flock.

Unfortunately, Ben had been born with a weak back leg, making it almost impossible for him to control the sheep. He was ok on a straight run, but when it came to turning round his leg let him down, causing the poor dog to fall over. It always upset him, but there was nothing he could do to alter the situation try as he might.

This heartwarming tale is full of danger and love, it tells of many hair-raising happenings. Read about Bens mum Floss, and Nellie the Golden Labrador, and Peggy Owen who are all so important in the telling of this lovely tale. They are definitely the loves of this Collies life!

Please read and enjoy the riveting, sometimes funny, sometimes sad, heart warming adventure To Lead Us Home.

About the Author

Dorothy M. Mitchell was born in a small Yorkshire village just before the Second World War. She remembers vividly being in the air raid shelter as enemy bombs rained down on nearby Bradford and Leeds, the night sky red from fires burning below in the cities and the sound of aircraft above very frightening. She started work in a cotton mill at the age of fourteen before moving to Evesham in Worcestershire at the age of sixteen with her parents. She maried at eighteen, has two sons and seven grandchildren Dorothy was diognosed with Multiple Sclerosis at the age of thirty seven, suffering many relapse and a few near nervous breakdowns.


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