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Lara The Runaway Cat: One Cat's Journey to Discover Home is Where the Heart is
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Dion Leonard Sophie Pembroke
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Lara The Runaway Cat: One Cat's Journey to Discover Home is Where the Heart is

Dion Leonard Sophie Pembroke


Harper Collins

Fiction & Literature;
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945);


288 pages

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Lara the Runaway Cat tells the story of Gobi, the loveable pup who followed Dion Leonard across a gruelling 155-mile trek across the Gobi Desert, and her mischievous cat sister, Lara, who runs away from her family, seeking a courageous adventure and different life.

Lara doesn't realise how good she has it in her home in Edinburgh with her owners, Dion and Lucja, and of course her sister, Gobi. If she's being honest, she's jealous of Gobi's fame and the international attention she has received ever since Dion found her. Okay, Gobi may have survived an ultra-marathon across the Gobi Desert, but it's not as if Lara doesn't earn her fresh prawns! She dreams about the day when she can go outdoors and see the world, discover new friends and be free to make her own name.

But Lara's wishful thinking gets the better of her as she takes a leap into the unknown and is forced to decide between her loyalties to her family and need to experience an adventure to rival Gobi's. Join Lara in her eventful travels from Edinburgh to France, Beijing to Australia, where she is faced with challenges that will change her life forever.

Following on from the astounding real-life story of Dion Leonard, this fictionalised tale is a must-read for animal lovers everywhere.

By:   Dion Leonard
With:   Sophie Pembroke
Imprint:   Harper Collins
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 221mm,  Width: 153mm, 
Weight:   270g
ISBN:   9780008316266
ISBN 10:   0008316260
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   January 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Dion Leonard is a 43 year old Australian/British runner who currently lives in Edinburgh, Scotland. Dion started running in 2013 and has already achieved numerous top 10 finishes in ultra races around the world in the most extreme conditions. Dion has appeared on live television; CNN, Good Morning Britain, CBS, ABC America, ESPN, CCTV, BBC Breakfast and BBC World; Live radio interviews with BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Outlook, Talk Sport UK, NPR America, ABC Radio Australia, Eric Zane Show and many others; Dion has also been interviewed by China Daily, The Times, Washington Post, UK Independent, USA Today, Canadian Post, to name a few. Dion has been invited to speak at numerous motivational, inspirational and corporate events ranging from hosting Duke of Edinburgh awards with Prince Edward, after dinner speaking to 450+ business attendees to presenting to 300+ school children. Whatever the situation Dion is available to engage, motivate and inspire your event.

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