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Tilly: The Ugliest Cat: How I rescued her and she rescued me

Celia Haddon

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Prose: non-fiction, Humour, Domestic animals & pets, Cats as pets, Gift books

A heart-warming narrative that will appeal to cat lovers. The UK remains a nation of animal lovers with 1 in 3 people now owning a cat and the petcare industry is worth GBP2 billion a year. Previous books by Celia Haddon, including 100 Ways for a Cat to Train its Human and 100 Secret Thoughts Cats Have about Humans, have combined sales of 450,000 copies. This true-life story is written by

Tilly has spent most of her adult life in an Oxfordshire shelter, unchosen, unwanted and practically feral. Seeking a distraction from her own troubles, the author and renowned pet columnist, Celia Haddon begins a project to transform Tilly into a household pet. Through Tilly's journey from unwanted and unadoptable cat to adored pet, Celia begins to explore her own inward journey and the way that cats had helped her through the difficulties of childhood and middle age, through to self knowledge. By loving Tilly she found she could love her inner self.

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Celia Haddon

Celia Haddon was the Daily Telegraph pet agony aunt whose knowledgeable yet sentimental column delighted cat lovers. She has sold somewhere between one to two million books and is an author recognised by bookshops and the general public. Her manual One Hundred Ways for a Cat to Train Its Human has sold more than a quarter of a million copies so far and her One Hundred Secret Thoughts Cats have about their Humans has sold 147,000. Her first narrative book - Tilly: The Ugliest Cat in the Shelter - sold in excess of 18,000 copies in the UK Trade.

A cat behaviour practitioner with the Centre of Applied Pet Ethology, she has a B.Sc. in applied animal behaviour.

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