The Sunday Times bestseller returns for a fifth book! Alfie and his mischievous kitten George are back for more adventures - as the snow falls can Alfie and George save Christmas?Edgar Road is very in the lead up to Christmas when suddenly a new family moves onto the street. Feeling out of their depth, the mother and her daughter are trying to settle in to their new life, but can they really start over and rebuild their lives?At the end of Edgar Road a man twitches his windows and refuses to be drawn into the community spirit that is so much apart of the coming festive season. But is all he looking for a bit of kindness?As the snow starts to fall, Alfie and George have their work cut out for them to bring the street together in time for Christmas.A heart-warming feel-good novel that is perfect for the festive season. For fans of Cathy Bramley and Holly Hepburn.
In all latitudes, writers hold out a mirror, leading the reader to awareness by telling real or imaginary stories about people of good will who try to save what can be saved, and about animals showing humans the way to follow. Such tales argue that, in spite of all destructions and tragedies, if we are just aware of, and connected to, the real world around us, to the blade of grass at our feet and the star above our heads, there is hope in a reconciliation with the Earth. This may start with the emergence, or, rather, the return, of a nonverbal language, restoring the connection between human beings and the nonhuman world, through a form of communication beyond verbalization. Through a journey in Anglophone literature, with examples taken from Aboriginal, African, American, English, Canadian and Indian works, this book shows the role played by literature in the protection of the planet. It argues that literature reveals the fundamental idea that everything is connected and that it is only when most people are aware of this connection that the world will change. Exactly as a tree is connected with all the animal life in and around it, texts show that nothing should be separated. From Shakespeare’s theatre to ecopoetics, from travel writing to detective novels, from children’s books to novels, all literary genres show that literature responds to the violence destroying lands, men and nonhuman creatures, whose voices can be heard through texts.
A friend who brings light at the darkest of times... Oliver the cat is a timid little thing, and rarely ventures from his home in the Foresters’ Arms. Then his life changes dramatically when a fire breaks out in the pub kitchen and he is left homeless and afraid. But, with the kindness of the humans around him, he soon learns to trust again – and, in his own special way, he helps them heal. However, it isn’t until he meets a little girl in desperate need of a friend that he realises this village needs a Christmas miracle... A warm and uplifting novel, this is the tale of a little cat with a big heart. Perfect for fans of A Streetcat Named Bob and Alfie the Doorstep Cat.