Enough to Make a Cat Laugh

Enough to Make a Cat Laugh

by Deric Longden
     
 

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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 being inadvertently locked away…  See more details below

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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 being 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. What with Arthur�s love affair with a wire brush and Tigger�s dramatic encounter with a washing-machine, there�s enough going on in the Longden household to give Colette and Richard Haggard nightmares.
In one way or another, the cats that Deric and Aileen share their lives with are an endless source of interest, laughter- and sadness too. For Deric has come to learn, the creature that rejoices the heart can also make it ache.
Few writers can 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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940149599738
Publisher:
Bibliophile Ltd
Publication date:
11/28/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
561,469
File size:
319 KB

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Meet the Author

Deric Longden was born in Chesterfield in 1936 and married Diana Hill in 1957. They had two children, Sally and Nick. After various jobs he took over a small factory making women's lingerie, but began writing and broadcasting in the 1970s and before long he was writing regularly for programmes like 'Does He Take Sugar?' and 'Womans Hour'. Most of his work was based on his own experience. The demands made on him by Diana's illness, subsequently believed to be a form of ME, forced him to sell the factory, and since then he has devoted himself to full-time writing, broadcasting, lecturing and after-dinner speaking.

Diana�s Story, published in 1989, some years after Diana's death, was a bestseller. The book hit the Sunday Times best seller list straight away, won the NCR book award. It was followed by Lost for Words, The Cat Who Came in from the Cold, I�m a Stranger Here Myself, Enough to Make a Cat Laugh and A Play On Words. Deric Longden's first two books were adapted for television under the title Wide-Eyed and Legless, and an adaptation of Lost for Words. Both were nominated for multiple BAFTAs and Lost For Words, screened in January 1999, attracting an audience of more than 12 million viewers and won the Emmy for best foreign drama and a BAFTA for Thora Hird as best actress.

He married the writer Aileen Armitage in 1990 and now lives in Huddersfield. Aileen and he were jointly were awarded honorary Doctor of Literature from Huddersfield University in 2004 and Deric a honorary Master of Letters from Derby University in 2006.

After years of battling cancer he died in June 2013

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