Saying Goodbye to Tuesday Blog Tour

‘Clever, compelling, canine and utterly mesmerising’ – Helen Lederer

tupendo the dog has died. But that’s just the beginning of his story.

To love and protect. The code of the good dog is clear. When single mother Tuesday took on mongrel pup Stupendo, she made a friend for life. Through the best and the worst of times, Stupendo has been there for her. Ever faithful, ever loyal, ever true. Nothing could break their bond. Until last week.

Stupendo doesn’t know why Tuesday is suddenly ignoring him or why his doggy antics no longer seem to soothe Baby William. It takes his worst enemy – the cat next door – to break the news that Stupendo has become a ghost.

Somehow left behind on Earth, Stupendo knows he has unfinished business. Enlisting the help of the community of animals in the neighbourhood, Stupendo must get to the bottom of the very human sadness that hangs over his old home and keeps him from saying goodbye to Tuesday.

Saying Goodbye to Tuesday by Chrissie Manby is a moving, original and heartwarming tale that would make the perfect gift for the dog lover in your life this Christmas

yellow labrador retriever with tongue out

Stupendo has been there as a faithful and loyal friend for single mother Tuesday no matter what and has provided comfort and friendship through the many ups and downs they’ve shared together. Stupendo is upset and puzzled as to why Tuesday and William are now ignoring him and feels lost, confused, and rejected by this sudden change to the life he’s loved.

yellow labrador retriever sitting on ground

Everything becomes horrible clear when the cat next door, formerly Stupendo’s arch-enemy, breaks the news that this change is because he has died and is now a ghost. In order to cope with this seismic change, in his circumstances, Stupendo joins forces with his animal friends to try and work through these feelings and come to terms with this news. Somehow he has to learn to say goodbye – but how can he do that when life with Tuesday and William is still going on all around him?

brown short coated dog lying on floor

I loved this book. You don’t have to be a dog lover to fall hard for Stupendo’s beautifully written and emotional tale, but if you are one you’ll be moved to tears by his very human response to grief, loss and change. Saying Goodbye to Tuesday does not miss a single beat in its exploration of the great love that exists between humans and their pets and by looking at it from this unusual perspective, it will reassure pet lovers that this great love is never one sided.

medium short-coated white dog lying on green grass field

Chrissie Manby is a wonderful writer and this moving and unique tale is her best yet! Thank you so much to Jenny Platt for inviting me on the tour – it’s not my usual kind of read, but I absolutely loved it.

yellow labrador retriever puppy on green grass field during daytime

Saying Goodbye to Tuesday by Chrissie Manby is available to purchase here


‘An emotional, lovely read, just perfect for animal lovers. It was a joy to read, although have tissues handy’ – Rachel Wells, bestselling author of Alfie the Doorstep Cat

‘Pawfection. It’s emotional and joyful and utterly compelling‘ – Alex Brown

‘A gorgeous, ingenious story’ – Amanda Brookfield

This isn’t just a story about a dog, it’s a story about the very meaning of life, told from a unique and bold perspective. Filled with joyful bittersweetness and clear-eyed wisdom it made me both laugh and cry and its message of hope will stay with me for a long time to come’ – Alexandra Potter

Writer On The Shelf

Chrissie Manby is the author of seventeen romantic comedies including A PROPER FAMILY HOLIDAY, THE MATCHBREAKER and SEVEN SUNNY DAYS. She has had several Sunday Times bestsellers and her recent novel about behaving badly after a break-up, GETTING OVER MR RIGHT, was nominated for the 2011 Melissa Nathan Award.

Chrissie was raised in Gloucester, in the west of England, and now lives in London. Contrary to the popular conception of chick-lit writers, she is such a bad home-baker that her own father threatened to put her last creation on She is, however, partial to white wine and shoes she can’t walk in.  

You can follow her on Twitter @chrissiemanby, or visit her website to find out more.

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