The City Cats
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On the front of BfK this month is the cover of On Christmas Eve by Peter Collington - see his accompanying piece in this issue. The book was published by Heinemann (the paperback version is now available) and the animated film will be shown on TV at Christmas - all details are given at the foot of Peter Collington's delightful double-page spread. We thank Heinemann for their help in using this illustration.
A sequel to King of the Vagabonds, this is hugely enjoyable in its own right. Sammy has become leader of the cats and feels secure in his position, but while scavenging for food he and Pinkie, his mate, are foolishly curious. Their well-ordered world is totally upset and Sammy is forced to depend upon his own resources in a very hostile environment. The terrors of London traffic are all the greater from Sammy's 20 cm viewpoint and the life-threatening rivalries between city cats struggling to protect their own territories seems only to raise questions about our own behaviour as humans. P. S. How is it Sammy drank the milk even though it tasted strange? Mine won't eat anything that hasn't come from Fortnums!