The Cats on Hutton Roof
Illustrated by renowned cat artist Peter Warner.
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
338 Euston Road
Hardback price: £8.99
Amazon.Co.UK Price: £7.19 (You save 20 percent.)
Release date: 23rd September 2005
You can contact Marilyn via e-mail at: Mooncottagecats@hotmail.com
This biographical account, outstandingly illustrated by artist, Peter Warner, of the lives of cats, is the successor to the bestselling The Cats of Moon Cottage and More Cat Tales from Moon Cottage. The author is happily ensconced within the safe haven of Moon Cottage with her husband, his son and their three cats Fannie, Titus and Pushkin. But things happen to enable a dream to come true for Marilyn and her husband, Michael.
A move to the country is on the horizon. However, the stuff that dreams are made of does not always suit the cats in one's life because, as all cat-lovers will recognise, cats hate change. As in the earlier books the author combines humour, a little sadness and her own particular brand of enthusiasm while studying the issues raised by cohabiting with felines.
In this book too she tackles the problem of realising a dream only to find that the dream is not necessarily the perfection it was imagined to be. The subjects discussed include feline bereavement, reproduction, jealousy, passion, love, laughter, tenderness, wildlife in general, village life in Cumbria in particular and above all why cats matter.
Moggies Review: Marilyn Edwards does it again, a superb book, it will enchant all animal lovers everywhere. The illustrations by Peter Warner are yet again superb and go purrfectly with the wonderful story, the book will appeal to all age groups. Highly recommended reading.