“Ahimsa: A personal journey, via an animal sanctuary in India, to veganism” by Caroline Earle is published

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  • (1888PressRelease) January 27, 2020 - ISBN #978-1786236234
    “Ahimsa: A personal journey, via an animal sanctuary in India, to veganism” by Caroline Earle is published

    About the Book:
    Backpackers might head off without a care in the world, but for Caroline and her husband David, taking a gap half-year in Asia in their mid-50s, they found themselves questioning everything.

    All roads seemed to lead to compassion and respect for all living things, which is the meaning of the book’s title.

    Part-travel, part-memoir, part-philosophy on life, Ahimsa is the story of how a menopausal journalist and a grumpy paramedic find themselves on the other side of the world falling in love with dogs, cows, wonky donkeys and a water buffalo called Flower.

    Come with them on their six-month journey through six countries and see why they concluded that all paths in their lives had led to this point.

    Ahimsa is a real-life story that is topical and questioning, funny, sad and increasingly angry. It’s an uplifting, thought-provoking account of the route to compassion for all sentient beings, not least through the simple act of cuddling a cow in India.

    Ahimsa includes suggestions for book club questions and top ten tips for new vegans.

    About the Author:
    Caroline Earle is a former journalist with the Jersey Evening Post. The formative years of her 30-year career in local media were with BBC and commercial radio stations. She currently works part-time for a charity which supports people with a disability or long-term health condition into employment. She lives with her family and rescue dog Zippy in Jersey in the Channel Islands.

    Excerpt from the book:
    [from the chapter 'Medication for the Soul’]

    “Many a time we share a tuk-tuk back to our homestay and, apologising to the driver, laugh that we are wearing our favourite perfume, Kennel No 5.

    One pretty black dog is called Michael Jackson. He has the most lovely nature but thanks to a neurological deficit his legs are very wobbly. He moves like he is a stringed puppet who has just consumed seven pints of beer. And when he tries to run, it is cartoon-like in the way his back legs try to get him moving. He never seems to need reassurance but I often give it.

    Later in the week we are introduced to the area where it is not known for sure what, if any, diseases the dogs are carrying. We have had our rabies injections so we are allowed in, but we are advised to exercise more caution. Somehow the reward here is even greater. Sitting for ten minutes with a dog who is in a small kennel for his own protection while he heals feels like valuable work. Some are so mangy they have not a scrap of fur. One bitch has skin so hard, dry and cracked that she looks like she is half-armadillo. Some wag their tail and you know you can relax with them. Others don’t have a tail that can wag any more.”

    “Ahimsa: A personal journey, via an animal sanctuary in India, to veganism” is available to purchase in paperback from Amazon UK:

    This story can also be downloaded in e-book format from Amazon:

    Press/Media Contact Details:
    Grosvenor House Publishing
    Tel. 020 8339 6060
    E-mail: info ( @ ) grosvenorhousepublishing dot co.uk

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