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.
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 and A Play on Words. His first two books were adapted for television. Deric remarried in 1990, to the writer Aileen Armitage. They live in Huddersfield.