The Cat Who Came In From The Cold

The Cat Who Came In From The Cold

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The little cat Deric Longden saw sitting forlornly on an upturned bucket belonged to the neighbours, but somehow when it began to rain it seemed only natural to bring him inside. Once there he slipped so easily into Deric and Aileen's lives that there was an unspoken agreement that he had found his real home. Little did he know that he had entered the Longden world, in which the unexpected (almost) always happens. . .

Aileen being Aileen, it was probably inevitable that sooner or later the kitten would be trapped in the refrigerator. And Deric being Deric, the obvious way to thaw him back to life was to make a little coat for him out of a shrunken thermal vest. Thus the cat who came in from the cold got his name - Thermal - and joined the wonderful cast of characters in the ongoing Longden saga.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 18mm | 158.76g
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0
  • 0552156191
  • 9780552156196
  • 110,417

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"So warm and funny it'll make you want to go and get one of your own. A cat, that is" * New Woman *
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About Deric Longden

Deric Longden began his writing and broadcasting career in the 1970s. His first book, Diana's Story, about the death of his first wife, was a bestseller. He followed this with Lost for Words, The Cat Who Came in from the Cold, I'm A Stranger Here Myself, Enough to Make a Cat Laugh, A Play on Words and Paws in the Proceedings. His first two books were adapted for television. Deric remarried in 1990, to the writer Aileen Armitage.

Deric Longden died in June 2013.
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Review Text

"So warm and funny it'll make you want to go and get one of your own. A cat, that is"
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Back cover copy

When Deric Longden saw Thermal the kitten sitting forlorn on a bucket in the rain it seemed only right to take him in.

Soon Thermal had captured the hearts of Deric and his wife Aileen and they couldn't imagine life without him.It seemed only right that Thermal's finicky eating habits should be indulged, and his strange and unstinting passions for a fax machine and a withered sultana adhered to and Deric himself wondered what he did before his comprehensive and often philosophical conversations with Thermal became such a valuable and important part of his day.

Told in Deric's inimitable style, this is the charming story of how a little white cat wove his spell on a self-confessed dog lover and how the Longden's family of furry felines grew and grew...
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Rating details

801 ratings
4.29 out of 5 stars
5 52% (417)
4 31% (248)
3 12% (100)
2 3% (25)
1 1% (11)

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"An absolutely excellent read,especially if you need something not too taxing and lighthearted.I am of course a cat lover and whilst reading it i thought that the author must have been spying on me and my cat Toby.I generally read crime novels but this was a welcome break."show more
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