Troubador A Cuddle of Cats

Released: 28/11/2016

ISBN: 9781785893889

Format: Paperback

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A Cuddle of Cats

Rhymes and Recollections

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“I know that the correct collective noun for a gathering of cats is a ‘clowder’, but ‘cuddle’ seems so much more appropriate that I couldn’t resist using it in the title of this book. Sometimes, of course, a ‘spit’ of cats might be more fitting, or even an ‘eruption’, such as occurs every now and then on the sofa of an evening and results in much spillage of El Plonko...”

A Cuddle of Cats is a charming collection of poetry that captures cats in all their moods and peculiarities – not to mention a few human quirks along the way. There is Daisy the boy, for example, who rises above an identity crisis with enviable nonchalance; Portia, who manages to snatch a blissful existence from a dodgy start in life; the Persian spy, who dominates the Kremlin during the Cold War; the veterans of the Residents’ Lounge and many, many more.

Benjamin Wobble, a hero of earlier volumes, makes a welcome reappearance, as do Tiny Trixie-Tribble and Spitfire, the ageing wild cat who takes everything that is on offer with a heartwarmingly gracious grumble.

Most of the rhymes and recollections are amusing; a few touch upon the sadder consequences of loving things, but the book is, above all things, a celebration of the special relationships we enjoy with these fascinating creatures.

A Cuddle of Cats is a heartwarming collection that will make the perfect addition to any animal lover’s bookshelf.

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 Heather Cook

I really don't mind being known as the Mad Catwoman, which is just as well! I was Homing Officer for Cats Protection Woking Branch for nearly 30 years and found homes for thousands of waifs and strays, many of which managed to worm their way into my affections and into the pages of my books.

In 2011 I was honoured to be chosen as Cats Protection's Volunteer of the Year.

I wrote a monthly column in Your Cat magazine for 10 years and have previously written 3 cat books. I've always tried to capture the lighter side of life with cats and have never been short of raw material with a house full of Special Needs felines!

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