Thank you - your comments are appreciated
Just read your book again! It is magic, love the size, so sensible.
Sue is regretting she is not teaching so she could use it in school.
What a brilliant idea making the pictures full page size - never seen a
book like it, so alive !
Cecilia Wadey. Grantham Lincs.
I received my copy of 'clinker' in the
post today - and am delighted, what a work of art.
|Where did you find this book!
LOL! AMAZING! I can not believe how incredible the
illustrations are! The author must have Airedales and have
done nothing but draw them for centuries. We laughed every
page until the end and then read it again. Clinker should have
been named Chester--it looks so much like him! Thank you for
sending it--we love it!
Mara (and Ted and Chester!)
|Brittany and I have just
finished reading the story of Clinker. What a good story, and
delightful illustrations. We especially laughed at two pages,
the first was when Clinker splashed the red sauce all over the
waitress, then the next page had a picture of Clinker with his
hand over his mouth, and an "oops" was the only word on the
page, so cute. The second was all the illustrations of Clinker
trying his hardest to not have a body part on a crack in the
pavement, as in the little kids song, "step on a crack....."
they were truly hilarious, and we "howled" over them.
Thanks we love it
Krista and Brittany
It is such a delightful book, and your illustrations are
- you must be delighted to see it in print. Every time we look, we see
some other detail we hadn't noticed before - we are going to have so much
enjoyment from it - thank you very much. I have read it lots of times and
each time I see new details in the illustrations, and it never fails to
make me smile.
I especially love the first few pages.
Elaine, Gavin & Digger Walkinshaw.
Just a note to say I have
received my poster and book. I am delighted with both and I am sure my
seven year old son will be too when he unwraps the gifts on Christmas Day.
I think I had better wrap "Clinker" up quite soon as it's going to get
quite "dog eared" (excuse the pun), as both my husband and I have read it
now with joy and laughter. Only an Airedale owner could create
such a book, congratulations.
Rebecca Morcom. Gorslas.
I have just received my book
Clinker The Coalman's Dog. Thank you for sending it so quickly. It is
a beautiful book and you must be very proud of it and I just love it.
I can't tell you
how well I think it turned out! I just love it. I like the paper and the
cover and of course the illustrations are to die for. It came while I was
home for lunch earlier today and I took it back to work with me. Did you
hear all the oooooooooohing and aaaaaaaaaaaahing? People are really in
Mum read the book to
Nell yesterday and Nell was looking at mum with her head on one side and
then the other... I think Clinker is now Nell's hero... he is
certainly mums! LOL. They are wonderful books Annie and I wish you a
runaway success with the sales.
Janet Smith. Kidderminster
Hi Annie, Just wanted to let
you know that we think the book is wonderful, you must have put so much
work and love into producing it. It is a truly lovely book.
Chris Keay. Jaymitch Airedales
arrived today and it is just such a beautiful and wonderful
book. Sidney knows the sounds a cat, dog and horse make so she really
enjoyed the story and helped me read it. The art work is so beautiful I
feel like I own an Ann Curran gallery every time I open the book. You
are so talented!!!! Thank you so much for sharing Clinker with us.
MacNeil. Ontario. Canada
Ann it is
wonderful. Loved the story and all the illustrations. I Can't wait
to share it with my younger friends. This book will be well read.
Durance. Ontario. Canada
has arrived in Seattle. What an absolutely super wonderful book! The
art work throughout the book is spectacular, everything looks so "real
life" like. Love the story and will read it many more times in the days
ahead. Congratulations on a job well done!
lydia, alice and dave(I'm
a Ragtail!) Seattle US
I was hugely
cheered by the book which arrived this morning. It's absolutely delightful
and deserves to sell zillions. The drawings are fabulous and even though I
knew the story it still brought tears to my eyes when Counter saved the
day. Well done!
Ann, it is too beautiful for
words. A great story and the illustrations are a joy. Thank you for doing
this work; thank you for sharing it with the rest of the world.
Libby Karier. Chicago. USA
Dear Ann, Many
thanks for the 3 “Clinker books” – all have now arrived. Showed it to
Julie from Therapaws, who couldn’t put it down! She said that the fact
that you know the breed so well comes over in the expressions on Clinker’s
faces. We were also impressed with Counter and Colta. What it is to be
gifted…!!!! We think there is a strong resemblance between Clinker and my
Denzell, but then one would!!! Some ATTCR members have also ordered the
book, I will see them on Thursday and expect that they will be in raptures
too! Thanks again for giving us so many lovely pictures of our breed.
Karin (Schnichels) Hampshire.
|I am in love with this book - the story
and the illustrations! Ann, you capture the true Airedale character and
antics with your drawings and the story. Just absolutely beautiful beyond
words. It truly touches the deepest part of our Airedale hearts! A
book to be cherished forever.
YES, What an amazing book. I got my copy and its absolutely lovely. This
is my BEST favorite holiday present to myself. Clinker will have a
cherished spot among my special books forever. Ann, your talent(s) is
The beautiful book arrived today! What great
illustrations and cute story. Don't know if I told you but my husband is
President of a coal company and I own 3 Airedales so thought this would be
an appropriate (and funny) gift! Thanks so much!!!!
I just wanted you to know your wonderful book arrived yesterday and I
love it! The story is fun and the art work is fabulous. It is sitting
on a table for review everyday, and out of the way of someone that might
like to personalize it with teeth! Thank you for getting it here so
Austin. California. USA
Marilyn Shepard. USA
Your book is delightful!
Lynne is bowled over by the illustrations. I must admit I haven't read a
single word yet, so what does that say about me.
I grew up with a genuinely talented person
Steve Murray. Wimbledon
Your book is wonderful. It reminds
me of story books I had when I was a kid, but with each illustration
being a work of art.
Jan. Arctic Aire
Alaska Airedale Rescue
|What a lovely book, it's wonderful, I love
it!! I think my niece & nephew will love it too! My favourite picture is
Clinker launching himself at the bed whilst his owner is still asleep -
that one made me laugh out loud!! I can see the illustrations are done by
someone familiar with the ways of the ADT! I hope you sell loads of
copies of it, I think you could probably sell as many for adults as
children, as the illustrations are so wonderful!
Thanks very much - I received the items yesterday - they
are gorgeous, especially the books. There are several pictures in there
with Airedale expressions that look just like our champion Airedale Jock
Scott (nicknamed Trafford, as ex-pat Brits had to pick something to
remind us of UK!). Best wishes,
Hi Annie! The book is FABULOUS!!! Well worth the wait.
The colors are so vivid, and the story is just precious...you've done
|Just got my copy of Clinker in the mail
and sat down to read it after a very frustrating morning with builders,
the water company and parcelforce . . .you probably get the picture :-)
So it was wonderful to relax and laugh with Clinker. It's absolutely
fantastic - I shall enjoy reading it with and to my grandchildren when I
get back to
Australia. And one very important question:
Are you going to write any more Clinker stories? Please do - I feel like
Oliver Twist - "may I have some more?" Thank you so much
London - Australia
CONGRATULATIONS......Clinker truly is a work of art. Absolutely
wonderful! What a fabulous story and your drawings are just
incredible. Your models are to be congratulated. Well done ....on all
your hard work you are so so clever and talented.
, Alan and the thuglets - Ellie , Webster, Dorcus, Holly and Cora
What a lovely book I have no children but it will be lying on my coffee
table for everyone else to read. I especially like the bit about the
paper in the morning you know Poppy does that every day
|Clinker is a beautiful story - enjoyed
every page - Loved the illustrations and storyline.
|Barbara & Douglas
They love the
pictures! One Airedale lover who has had Airedales since she was 3 years
said that she can see all her Airedales, they are absolutely fabulous. And
she has got a horse too, and says that it’s exactly how her horse and
Airedales communicate. (Naturally the horse is different, but even the
Copperbeard Airedales. Finland
Your wonderful book
arrived, Molly enjoyed the wrapping as you can see by your
handwriting. The drawings are absolutely adorable. Looking at them,
transforms me back to my childhood. Will take my time tomorrow to read
and look at all the pictures, I see the Dales on wheels in a few of the
pages.Thanks for enchanting us Dale lovers (and others) with such a
great story and drawings. Loves to all your black nosed kids and please
continue with your whimsical sense of imagination, drawing and writing,
|Heidi & Molly
Bjorgen. Allyn. USA
|My grandchildren were over yesterday, I
made them wash their hands and dry them, then sat them down on the
couch with "Clinker"...Liam, the 8 yr old read the entire book to his
little sister, they loved it, and they thought it was terrific that there
is a book about a dog like Ruffian....Thank you for the lovely addition to
my Airedale world...
& Rosey. USA
We received your
wonderful book just after Christmas and are delighted with it. You
are a very talented lady and artist. You certainly know your Airedales. I
think most of the prints of Clinker could equally apply to our ADT,
Cheyanne. The part where Mr Elston is awakened at 7.0am by Clinker was
“right on the money”
only in my case, fortunately, it’s 8.0am!! Best
wishes in your future endeavours.
avid Airedaler and person who has seen your work in many homes, have
some myself and have observed your generosity in donating to various
clubs and their event just wanted to take a minute to pass on my
do admire you not only for your talent but your generosity.
loved Clinker and will value it as highly as any of my collection.
It seems more powerful because of your obvious family connection. My
grandson loves me reading it while surrounded by Airedales.
know you are much loved and appreciated and congratulate you on your
I have received the book. I was overwhelmingly pleased and
excited about the book. I didn't realize until I opened the
package and saw the cover, opened the cover and saw the
artwork (and read the story) exactly what I was in for. It is
beyond belief. You have captured the Airedale spirit, attitude
and antics perfectly.
I am embarrassed to say, that I did not connect your "author"
name with my "Terriers in School" print that is a prized
possession. I went to the mat to outbid other bidders at our
Airedale Terrier Rescue and Adoption Fall Fundraiser. It
playfully adorns my guest bathroom wall for all to see.
The book is especially dear to my heart as 1. I am an Airedale
owner and lover, and 2. I am from the state of Missouri home
to the original Budweiser Brewery and the St. Louis Cardinal
baseball team. Both of which, have the beautiful Clyesdale
horses as their mascot, using them in all of their
advertisements and ceremonies.
I am in the process of ordering 3 more copies if they are
available. As I plan, to keep this copy wrapped safely away, I
want a copy for me to read and touch daily, a copy to donate
to our Midwestern Airedale Rescue Group (ATRA) for
fundraising, and the other to our local Budweiser distributor,
who also raises the beautiful Clyesdale horses at his farm.
Thank you so much, for sharing your beautiful artwork!