“There had been a cat-shaped space in my heart; but it is now filled up with Milly’s enchanting poems. Buy this book. It purrs.”
– Joanna Lumley, actress, goddess
“A PURRFECT poetic understanding of our wonderful feline friends and their amazing understanding of us humans and all for such a worthy charity too.”
– Rick Wakeman, musician, rock god
An illustration for “God’s Language”, one of my new poems.
A Cat-Shaped Space (2019)
A much-requested collection of poetry, illustrated throughout.
All profits will go to Yorkshire Cat Rescue.
I have always loved poetry, reading it and writing it, but really just for my own pleasure. Then I wrote poems on greetings cards, which was my bread-winning job for many years, then I began to perform some pieces. It never crossed my mind to compile them until I was at a gig at the Lamproom theatre and someone asked me where they could get hold of my poems and did I have a book of them? I didn’t, but it made me think that I could have a book of them and maybe sell it for charity. I’d been looking for a way to make some serious money for Yorkshire Cat Rescue (website yorkshirecatrescue.org), my affiliated charity – this was an ideal solution!
My website guy Stu is also an illustrator and jumped on board to add his expertise. We didn’t want a cheap pamphlet, we wanted something that would sit well on a bookshelf and/or you could give as a present and raise a titter. Every one has been personally signed by me.
NB: THIS HAS ADULT CONTENT, IT’S NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN.
So welcome to ‘A Cat-Shaped Space’ and so many great and good people have taken the time to read it and supply a quote. It’s been a lovely project to work on, daft and joyous and I never expected it to be endorsed by the likes of Jane Fallon, Ricky Gervais, Rick Wakeman, Sir Michael Parkinson, Joanna Lumley and my pals the Hairy Bikers – and more – but it has been. For the cats. Every single penny of profit will go to the charity, I can assure you of that.
The book is priced at £9.99 which includes postage and packing and bookmark (in a see-through sealed protective bag) to the UK. I can post worldwide so contact me for a quote. It’s currently only available from this website or at signing events. And if you pay by PayPal and your PayPal name is totally different from your real name, will you let me know as it can be impossible sometimes to match up.
So read, enjoy and thank you – from myself and Yorkshire Cat Rescue. And here’s hoping many of you are moved to think ‘There’s a Cat-Shaped Space on my lap, I think I’ll adopt a moggy’. A home without a cat is just a house.
Lots of love