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#100mphdog @Library_Plus Northamptonshire

This summer storytellers John Kirk and Dan McGarry are presenting Jeremy Strong’s The Hundred Mile an Hour Dog in Northamptonshire libraries.

Streaker is a mixed up kind of a dog.  She’s part greyhound, part Ferrari and unless Trevor and Tina can train her before the end of the holidays arch pain Charlie Smugg is going to throw them both into a bath full of frog spawn!  Come along and see if Trevor and Tina can avoid their early bath in an action packed story that just gets sillier and sillier.


On the 18th August see John Kirk at..

10am Rushden Library, 12.30pm Raunds Library, 2.30pm Higham Ferrers Library

On the 21st August see Dan McGarry at..

10.30am Wellingborough Library, 2.15pm Irthlingborough Library, 4pm Wollaston Library

On the 25th August see John Kirk at..

11.30am Long Buckby Library, 2pm Brackley Library, 4pm Middleton Cheney Library


On the 1st September see John Kirk at..

10am Desborough Library, 1pm Oundle Library, 3.30pm Thrapston Library

On the 4th September see Dan McGarry at..

10am Hunsbury Library, 12.30pm Duston Library, 3pm St James Library

This presentation lasts 40 minutes and is suitable for families with children age 6+.


NB: John will also visit Nottingham City (17th and 22nd Aug) and Barking and Dagenham Libraries (31st Aug) during the summer holidays with this presentation.

Jeremy Strong’s “The Hundred Mile an Hour Dog”

Its my pleasure to announce that this summer I’ll be touring Jeremy Strong’s “The Hundred Mile an Hour Dog” to libraries across the UK to coincide with this year’s Summer Reading Challenge.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with the story its all about a boy who has a dog called Streaker.  Streaker is a mixed up dog; part whippet, part Ferrari and unless he can train her by the end of the Easter holidays there could be some pretty nasty consequences!

Like Roald Dahl’s “The Twits” the story is a huge slice of silly fun for families with children age 6+.  It also feels appropriate for me to tell it what with Lauren (my wife) being a vet.  The story is presented with kind permission from David Higham Associates and although not all the dates are in yet I can tell you that I am visiting Wakefield, Derby, Nottingham, east Cheshire and Northamptonshire this summer.

I’m looking forward to it but watch this space for an even more special announcement due in the next fortnight (eek!)