Derek Longden has a lovely way with words. He has a very strong sense of humor, and a self depreciating view on his own extensive talents. His decsriptions of the cats, what they think and what they do, are glorious. I bought this book to complete my set -I first got The Cat who came in from the cold just a couple of months ago -the minute I finished it I just turned right back to the beginning and reread it -it's delicious! The I read his others in quick succession. A comfy read for a winters day -or when lying by the pool. But beware you will laugh out loud!