New story for children is the cat’s whiskers

Author Marilyn Edwards.
Author Marilyn Edwards.
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Marilyn Edwards’ new children’s book is a Magnificat achievement.

It has won high praise from very famous children’s author Jacqueline Wilson and Marilyn herself says it may be her best work to date.

Marilyn from Hutton Roof, near Kirkby Lonsdale, launches Magnificat – her sixth book – next month.

“The first four books were written for the adult market and were line illustrated non fiction books about the cats I shared my life with,” she told me.

“In the way of such books they became bestsellers – cat books really sell – but I had always wanted to write a children’s book for 10 to 12-year-olds.

“Children are still animal mad at that age and I remember myself having a voracious appetite for tear-jerking books about animals. So in 2010 my first children’s novel, White Chin, was published. Now I have written the companion book, Magnificat, and I feel it is possibly the best thing I have yet done.”

Tracy Beaker creator Jacqueline Wilson agrees.

“Marilyn is the Queen of Cat Stories,” she said.

“Magnificat is her best book yet, a truthful and touching story of a boy and a cat. It’s a real pageturner and totally heart-warming.”

Marilyn’s interests include reading, singing at her local Catholic church, listening to music,watching birds and wildlife, riding, swimming, part-time farming and all things to do with nature and natural history. She loves all animals, but cats have a special place in her heart.

If you fancy meeting Marilyn or buying her book, she’ll be signing copies at the official launch on Saturday June 1 from noon to 4pm at Country Harvest on the A65 at Ingleton.

The book is published b y Catnip, priced £6.99.