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.
Marilyn Edwards lives in Cumbria with her husband and their four cats, Fannie, Titus, Pushkin and Gilly, successors to Septi and Otto who first appeared in The Cats of Moon Cottage. This is her third book studying the relationship between humans and their feline companions and in particular the cats who now share their lives with her husband and herself in a village amidst the Cumbrian fells.