Pen Farthing is an ex-Royal Marine commando, the founder of animal welfare charity Nowzad and author of Sunday Times bestseller, One Dog At A Time.
During the chaotic and unplanned withdrawal from Afghanistan in August 2021, Pen was thrust into the spotlight when it was widely reported in the media that he was putting the lives of "pets over people". The controversy embroiled everyone, from the Prime Minister to the soldiers on the ground.
His upcoming book, Operation Ark: Escape from Kabul is the true story of what happened to Pen, his staff and their rescue animals. He had 14 days to get them all out, with no assistance from the British government.
Operation Ark: Escape from Kabul will be out July 2024.