Winner – People’s Book Prize 2021 Non-Fiction
Just Gill: The Story of Gill Dalley, co-founder of Soi Dog Foundation, by John Dalley MBE & Donna Freelove
John and Gill Dalley travelled from their home in Britain on a dream holiday to a popular holiday resort in Thailand. They did not know that they would become involved in the tragic tale of a street dog called Naga. This fateful meeting led them to taking the life-changing decision to swap their lives in rural Yorkshire and embark on new adventures in Phuket. They dedicated themselves to campaigning against Asia’s dog meat trade and setting up the world-famous Soi Dog Foundation.
Life on this idyllic island proved only the beginning of a series of challenging life lessons for this “ordinary” couple as they faced their toughest years together.
This touching true story reveals the extraordinary experiences John and his beloved wife Gill shared from the day they first met to Gill‘s tragic death from cancer in 2017. The book includes joint memories from Gill‘s diary and personal reminiscences from SDF UK President Donna Freelove.
This extraordinary story of an extraordinary woman, the legacy Gill Dalley left for the street dogs and cats of Thailand, will inspire animal lovers worldwide.