Never let it be said that this site ignores any reviews of The Last Free Cat, even critical ones. Rosalind Kerven of the Northern Echo found the novel ‘far-fetched’ and the writing ‘wooden’. So far she’s in a minority of one on that, but tastes differ, and she does agree with other reviewers that The Last Free Cat is ‘a brilliant idea’ and ‘a page turning thriller’. More reviews on the reviews page here.
“Take it as my tip for a major award” – that’s Jill Murphy’s comment on The Last Free Cat at renowned book review site Bookbag. Jill gives the novel a full five stars and summarises it as follows: “A very well-written and exceedingly satisfying chase novel set in an authoritarian Britain in the near future. Themes of corporate power, civil liberties, and personal responsibility lie under a tense and action-packed narrative. There’s something for everyone here, including a love story.”
Jill’s review is included on the Reviews page here.
The Last Free Cat generated “lots of excitement” at the 40th conference of the Federation of Children’s Book Groups held at Exeter University on 28-30th March, and was singled out for a special mention in the Hachette Gazette, Hodder Books’ in-house magazine.
With seven weeks to publication day, the first (very positive) review has also appeared (see reviews). More good news hopefully to follow!