Paws In The Proceedings
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Paws In The Proceedings

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Deric's gentle tales of life in Huddersfield with his wife Aileen and their menagerie of playful cats have won him thousands of loyal fans. And after a few years break Deric returns with the latest, and eagerly awaited, instalment of his memoirs. Deric is getting on a bit now and so are his cats. Life chez-Longden has adjusted to a slower pace, but everyday is still full of opportunities for the sort of mischief, mishaps and adventures that come with sharing your house and life with a troop of small cats with big personalities. Paws in the Proceedings has all of Deric's trademark charm, homespun wisdom and gentle wit. His remarkable eye for the humorous detail and the keen observation are very much in evidence, and this is another comic gem that will delight Deric's loyal fans and bring him to a bigger audience than ever before.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 130 x 196 x 22mm | 222.26g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552153117
  • 9780552153119
  • 172,942

Review quote

"Delve into the gentle, cat-dominated world of Deric Longden and you'll pass a few pleasant hours in some highly entertaining company... The unashamed enjoyment which Longden gets from his feline friends shines through his writing irresistibly" * Yorkshire Evening Post *show more

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

Review Text

"Delve into the gentle, cat-dominated world of Deric Longden and you'll pass a few pleasant hours in some highly entertaining company... The unashamed enjoyment which Longden gets from his feline friends shines through his writing irresistibly"show more

Back cover copy

'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.' 'Yeow.' '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

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148 ratings
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