An Invitation to the official launch of White Chin PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 02 September 2010 14:56

The book White Chin is to be launched at Waterstones in Kendal at 6.30pm on Thursday 16th September 2010. All are welcome to raise a glass to meet Marilyn and illustrator France to celebrate the publication of this debut children's novel for cat lovers of all ages. Waterstones, 7 Westmorland Shopping Centre, Kendal, LA9 4RL

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Marilyn Edwards said:

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PS to Invitation to the Launch
I realise only people who are near the North West that evening are likely to be able to make it, but it would be lovely to see you. Do contact me via the website if you can come and it will be lovely to see you
September 02, 2010

Antoinette said:

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If only..
If only I lived closer, I certainly would come Marilyn!
Enjoy the launch, I hope White Chin will touch the hearts of many people!
September 10, 2010 | url

Pauline MacDonald said:

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White Chin
Having lived with cats all my life I know them well. I was honoured to have a tabby cat for twenty one years and now sharing my life with a rescue cat who is half wild aged four. I just loved the story of White Chin, sharing his every hope and fear and sadness too. What a wonderfully descriptive, honest and sensitive book. It is a must for all cat lovers.
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Marilyn Edwards said:

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reply from Marilyn to Pauline MadDonald
What a lovely thing to write about White Chin, Pauline, thank you so much. It is wonderful when people who really understand cats and wildlife respond in this way, I am very grateful
Marilyn
October 23, 2010

Pauline MacDonald said:

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White Chin
PS. I forgot to say that I also enjoyed the beautiful illustrations in your book by France Bauduin. Well chosen.
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Phyllis Elias said:

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Perfectly observed
What a wonderful read White Chin is. Having had a beloved cat who lost her leg in a snare in exactly the same way as Adorabelle, it was precisely the same experience for us. She was up a tree within 36 hours of the loss of her back leg. She lived another 14 years and then we had a mother and son pair with the same sorts of relationship you describe in the book. I may be rather older than the 'target' age group, at almost 70, but what a perfect present it was for me, and had also been signed by Marilyn so is an added joy. A thousand thank yous for such a lovely book.
December 28, 2010

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Book Reviews

White Chin: the cat that walked by his wild lone

You either love cats or loathe them, but millions of feline fans will indulge themselves in this tale of White Chin, abandoned by his callous owners in a wood.

Forced to fend for himself, he survives until a farmer’s daughter, who witnessed the abandonment, finally finds him and encourages him back to family life.

Edwards, author of the Moon Cottage Cats series, has a genuine feel for the countryside and for the interaction between humans and animals, lending this gentle tale of trust and loyalty a sensitive and uplifting emotional core.

Aimed at younger readers, it will find plenty of adults reading it under the duvet.

Sally Morris - Daily Mail, 17th September 2010

White Chin: the cat that walked by his wild lone

Closely observed and very moving, complemented perfectly by fine detailed illustrations.
Michael Foreman

A terrific animal adventure and an incredibly heart-warming story.
Lovereading4kids

This isn't just another animal story: it's a slice of life and the illustrations are an absolute triumph.
Jane Badger

A sensitively wrought and compelling story that takes you inside the mind of a feline. Edwards has captured a voice that young adults will love.
Karin Slaughter

The Cats of Moon Cottage

A vivid, honest and observant book about a life with cats, told with charm and wit.
Desmond Morris

Cat lovers will adore this book. I know I did. A tender story of love between the author and her cats.
Celia Haddon

More Cat Tales from Moon Cottage

A colourful chronicle that celebrates the many ways animals enrich our relationships and our lives. It's catnip for anyone who has ever loved a feline.
Karin Slaughter

The Cats on Hutton Roof

I admire this book even more than its predecessors. I don't think it's exaggerating to say that in some ways it stands comparison with Tarka the Otter. The tone of voice is different, and so is the pace, but the observation and the empathy are of similar quality.

And these, I believe, are the most important things in attempts to interpret the animal world to the rest of us.
Geoffrey Moorhouse

The Coach House Cats

A fascinating account of the intertwined lives of four cats. A touching book, intelligently observed.
Desmond Morris

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