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THE "LOVE" OF TOLLERS ~Douglas_Wayne_Coldwell.html A Review by Gail MacMillan      (Click for Larger View)
A “heartwarming story” of the trials and triumphs of raising, hunting and showing “Nova Scotia's Official Dog"  for thirty two years.
A Toller pioneer in the Conformation and Obedience show rings, Douglas Wayne Coldwell is a recent winner of the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever National Specialty Show with 1999 BISS Ch.Littleriver’s Delhaven Dancer.  This is the first time the Cyril Colwell Memorial Cup has been won by an Atlantic Canadian.
Rather than rest on his laurels, Doug went on in 2000 to win the Top Toller Award for Conformation with Ch Littleriver's Argus.
“This book is much more than a training manual, a how-to book on the breeding, care and training of Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers.  It is one man’s autobiography, the story of his dogs, his family and his life, told through the medium of his years as a breeder of the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever.  His blatant honesty and at times, outright soul searching makes this a remarkable story.” ~  Gail MacMillan, Author of, A Breed Apart, and co-author of, The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever.
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"Isabel" & Me!  Living On The Edge Beside The Avon River  ~ A Review by Gail MacMillan       (Click for Larger View)
With his usual sense of humor, candor, and soul-searching frankness, Doug Coldwell tells his unique story in Isabel and Me!.  The book describes one man’s journey through childhood, youth, and maturity as he learns life’s lessons and profits from them.  Not above seeing the humor or the tragedy in the error of his ways, Doug explains the development of his sense of self worth and his quest for inner peace within the context of family life in a manner to which we can all relate. 
As always, Doug doesn’t pull any punches or gloss over unpleasant realities.  He’s equally adept, however, at extolling the wonder and beauty of the love and contentment to be found in the heart of a close-nit family.
Isabel and Me! contains a number of songs, poems, and illustrations attractively displayed throughout the text.  Appropriately placed, these add greatly to the book’s esthetic appeal and effectively introduce us to the people, places, and emotions that have served to colour in the outline of Doug’s amazing life.
Isabel and Me! carries a message that is there for each of us to interpret in our own way.  Teaching as it conscientiously avoids preaching, Isabel and Me! is an entertaining and enjoyable read that can enrich our lives with its insights into and assessments of the human condition.                  To purchase a copy of Doug's new book, visit the following web site;
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