When Marines enter an abandoned house in Fallujah, Iraq, and hear a suspicious noise, they clench their weapons, edge round a corner and prepare to open fire.
What they find during the US-led attack on the 'most dangerous city on earth', however, is not an insurgent bent on revenge but a tiny puppy left behind when most of the city's population fled before the bombing.
Mrs Treasure reads pet books. This is a blurb for something called From Baghdad with Love, which appears in the back of her current pet book, which is about a cat which...well, nothing, it's just about a cat this bloke found. At Christmas. Ba-da-bing, there's yer book.
It's a huge sub-genre, way bigger than TV tie in-driven romany, midwife and servant memoirs, mere ephemera by comparison. It's expanding into current and historical events, which evidently have more cachet when they involve puppies. I think radicals should get into this: manufacturing consent with puppies. Seriously, it'd sell loads. I wouldn't be surprised to see Zizek getting into the field, sharp fellow that he is.