'The unashamed enjoyment which Longden gets from his feline friends shines through his writing irresistibly' Yorkshire Evening Post
Just over a year ago, Deric enjoyed intermittent visits from a black feral tomcat called Eric. Eric had taken to using the cellar as a refuge from the vagaries of life. He was a fine animal, but living wild in the park had taken its toll, and sure enough, one day he disappeared.
A few days later, the Huddersfield Examiner ran a short news item: the RSPCA had captured a pair of feral cats in the park, along with their three black kittens. A fourth kitten had escaped. Going down to breakfast the next morning Deric saw, sitting on the old wooden bench in the garden, a half-grown kitten, as black as coal.
'Hello, young man. I was reading about you only last night.'
'I think I knew your dad - slightly.'
And that is how Nokia joined Deric and his wife, Aileen, and their two ageing cats, Tigger and Thermal. Paws in the Proceedings is their story - one full of the sort of mischief, mishaps and adventures that come with sharing your house and life with a troop of small cats with big personalities.show more