Enough To Make A Cat Laugh

Enough To Make A Cat Laugh

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Throughout the 1990s, Deric Longden has shared his life with Aileen Armitage and four cats: Thermal, Tigger, Frink and shabby old Arthur. And the cats have found that sharing a life with Aileen can be a very painful business. She hardly ever trips over them these days, but they are always in danger of being mistaken for a cardigan, or inadvertently locked away in the cellar. Ever since Thermal came in from the cold to enter his life, Deric has seen his world increasingly taken over by cats. What with planning their menus, entertaining their friends, listening to their worries and observing their adventures, he has little time left over for his professional life as a writer. But there are rich rewards. One way or another, the cats that Deric and Aileen share their lives with are an endless source of interest and laughter. Few writers have found so much enjoyment in the company of cats, and none has written better about their charm, and the fascinating range of their personalities. Enough to make a Cat Laugh will enchant cat-lovers everywhere, and give Longden-lovers an unforgettable treat.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 20mm | 81.65g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0552156205
  • 9780552156202
  • 176,075

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.show more

Back cover copy

There is a clear hierarchy in the Longden household: Thermal, Tigger, Frink and Arthur, the four cats, rule the roost, Deric and his wife Aileen come a distinct second... Ever since Thermal came in from the cold Deric has seen his life taken over by a motley crew of cats. Catering to their various whims and peccadilloes is an around-the-clock occupation and Deric invites his readers into his unique and wonderful world where his time is spent planning their menus, listening to their complaints and observing their adventures. Whatever happened to his full-time job as a writer? Told with great humour and affection, Enough to Make a Cat Laugh is sometimes sad, often funny but always charming, and very soon the Longden family, whether four legged or two, will feel like old friends.show more

Rating details

300 ratings
4.28 out of 5 stars
5 50% (150)
4 33% (99)
3 13% (40)
2 3% (9)
1 1% (2)
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