Philip’s book is inspired by the work of Doreen Tovey, a famous writer of animal stories from the 1960s and 70s. Doreen lived in a cottage at Rowberrow, just 4 miles from Philip’s Somerset village. In what is planned to be a series of books, philip is seeking to rekindle the genre of cat writing that Doreen epitomised.
Philip will be promoting his book at the Siamese cat show in Milton Keynes on June 21.
Philip Lawrence is a former Professor of Economics who now works as a senior adviser to Aerospace companies. He lives in Somerset with his wife and three precocious Siamese cats. Having written 8 books on subjects such as war and the aircraft industry, he has now authored a memoire about the much more interesting subject of Siamese cats.