Troubador Archie, Wait!

Released: 28/10/2021

ISBN: 9781800464889

Format: Paperback

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Archie, Wait!

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In this second book, Archie continues to have many adventures, and is still learning about life the hard way, as he follows his dream of becoming a regional jumping champion.  

At his agility class he meets some new dogs, including two cousins, Sophie and Sabi, and he finds out his real name. The competition for team places becomes more demanding as the weeks go on. Archie and his friends, Jenkins and Jasper, wonder if they will make it into the top team for the regional competition. Archie even has a rival for his place in the jumping class, as his new-found cousin, Sophie, is just as talented as he is. 

But the training class is not the only place where Archie makes new friends. He and Louise meet Betty and George, when out on one of their training runs; it’s an encounter that will change George’s life. On another training run there is a chance meeting of a completely different kind, which is nearly catastrophic for Archie’s ambitions. He never seems to learn. It is one mishap after another for both Archie and Louise. 

Will Archie make the grade and take part in the competitions? Will he be able to beat his old rival in the jumping class, and how good is Sophie, really? Archie gets a surprise when his birth dad, Harry, appears at the regional event. Then an unexpected challenge presents itself: can Archie rise to the occasion? 

Never fear, Archie will try his best, showing his true passion once again! Surely, he will be the new regional champion for the South West!    

Sales of 'Archie Wait!', are going well. This book continues Archie's quest for stardom as a jumping champion.

I had a great February half term break, story telling at libraries in Devon and Torbay. My visits to schools for World Book Day week, story telling and running creative writing sessions, went very well too.

Over the coming months I shall be promoting my books at local markets and dog themed events run by A Doggy Day Out.

I had a great day out on 24th April 2022, at the Big Bark, a Doggy Day Out event, at the Bath and West Show Ground at Shepton Mallet. Next I shall be at the Saturday Market at Topsham, Exeter on 4th June 2022. Take a look at my Twitter account - @AnneRParsons for further details.

I shall be at Teignmouth library on 1st June at 11.00 am, storytelling followed by crafts. Then I shall be starting more visits to schools in Devon for activity weeks.

If you would like me to do some storytelling or creative writing workshops, contact me on my email address [email protected] or follow me on Twitter - @AnneRParsons.



I really enjoyed this book. It was fun to read and we really enjoyed. It was great to read what Archie was getting up to while getting ready for his competition. I would recommend.

by Freddie


WHOOSH! The lovable Archie is back! It is great fun spending time with this rascal again. We join our pal Archie as he prepares for both the individual and team jumping competitions - a few adventures and hiccups on the way as well as meeting up with pals - old and new. I thoroughly recommend this book.

by Lizzie


Anne Parsons

I started my working career as a teacher, and then I moved into the business world. I have worked in local government. More recently I have retired and now spend my time writing for children and undertaking voluntary work.

I have been inspired to write my books as I feel passionate about children learning to read at a young age. I am a Governor at a local primary school and regularly help children with their reading.


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