Howard Goes to Derbyshire

by Otto Vernon

Howard Goes to Derbyshire by Otto Vernon is a charming and whimsical tale that follows the adventures of Howard, a Great Dane with a bit of an attitude problem, as he navigates his new life in the picturesque county of Derbyshire. Born and bred in the South of England, Howard initially finds the rural lifestyle of Buxton, with its expansive moors and fresh air, rather perplexing and far removed from his previous existence.

The narrative humorously explores Howard’s journey of adjustment and discovery, from his disdain for the scenic walks to his encounters with the local canine community, including Letitia, a bulgy-eyed Cavalier Spaniel, and her friend, Ted the Collie. These new friendships challenge Howard’s preconceptions and lead him on a path of growth and adventure. Howard’s story is one of transformation, friendship, and the humorous trials and tribulations of domestic life.

Set against the backdrop of the beautiful Derbyshire Dales, Howard Goes to Derbyshire is a heartwarming read that promises escapism into a world where the trials of life are met with resilience, humour, and the companionship of four-legged friends. Vernon’s tale is a tribute to dog lovers everywhere, inviting readers of all ages to indulge in a bit of “escapist nonsense” that speaks to the joy of pets and the beauty of England’s natural landscapes.