Close Encounters Of The Furred Kind (2015)

“Have you ever moved house, over a distance of 350 miles, with four cats? If you haven’t, and are thinking about it, I’ll give you some advice: don’t.”

The time has come for Tom Cox and his four cats – Ralph, Shipley, Roscoe and The Bear – to leave behind their beloved modernist Norfolk home and move… to a rambling, two-hundred-year-old cottage on the other side of the country.

This move to Devon might be a mammoth undertaking but it signifies a new start for everyone – not least The Bear, who at eighteen years old seems to find a new joie de vivre. (Or as much joie as the world’s most melancholy cat can ever hope to find.) There are new friends – one of whom looks suspiciously doglike – and new adventures in the wild and romantic countryside. There’s even a new addition to the family: George, a hippyish cat who seems keen to adopt Tom

Fans of The Bear’s alter ego, @MYSADCAT, will love these new stories from Tom, who as ever writes with affection and honesty about the joys – and sorrows – of life with a gang of eccentric, maddening and endlessly loveable cats.

Praise for Tom’s previous books:

“Made me laugh out loud.” – David Sedaris

“Tom Cox is a very funny writer.” – Kate Atkinson

“Tom Cox writes brilliantly.” – William Boyd

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