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Blind Courage (Brian Peel)

Blind Courage is a ‘must read’ for anyone working in the field of mobility of the blind or for people wanting to know more about the magical relationship between a blind handler and their guide dog; a relationship that is generally not well understood. Brian Peel has written a series of heart-warming sometimes salutary tales based on the real life experiences of a consummate professional and natural story-teller. The colourful vignettes and commentaries that make up this book are full of compassion humour and sensitivity. Such stories can only come from many years of astute observation of the human condition in its endless variety; a mastery of dog behaviour and an insatiable drive that enables blind people to live to their full capacities.

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Blind Courage (Brian Peel)
Reflections of a Guide Dog Instructor in England, Australia and New Zealand

Blind Courage is a ‘must read’ for anyone working in the field of mobility of the blind, or for people wanting to know more about the magical relationship between a blind handler and their guide dog; a relationship that is generally not well understood.
Brian Peel has written a series of heart-warming, sometimes salutary tales based on the real life experiences of a consummate professional and natural story-teller. The colourful vignettes and commentaries that make up this book are full of compassion, humour and sensitivity. Such stories can only come from many years of astute observation of the human condition in its endless variety; a mastery of dog behaviour and an insatiable drive that enables blind people to live to their full capacities.
It is rare for a professional worker in the field of blindness who understands the art and science of getting about as a blind person to record their experiences. It is even more rare for that narrative to reveal the x-factors behind a successful guide dog, blind handler team - love, acceptance and a desire to get on with life.
Blind Courage is a valuable contribution to the literature on blindness rehabilitation. May it be a legacy to future rehabilitationists and guide dog handlers.

Don McKenzie, obe
Past Chairman, Royal NZ Foundation of the Blind
Soft cover Soft cover
  NZ$ 22.50



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