He knows more about "the squeezed middle" than anyone. Because he HAS one.
He'll sleep in Samantha Cameron's knicker drawer if he gets the chance.
And he calls the next door neighbour "Boy George".
Meet Larry, the 4 year old tabby tom given the task of ridding the home of the British PM of rats, mice and other nasties. The fact that Larry is perhaps not the serial killer that was expected does not get in the way of his adventures in No10 during his first 100 days. He witnesses all sorts of political wheeling and dealing - not to mention Clegg going off in a strop because no one but him likes the idea of AV - and soon becomes a firm favourite of the army of secretaries referred to as "the garden girls" who have responsibility for his food, his basket and his William & Kate cushion.
An excellent book for all cat fans, this is a witty and charming take on the life of the First Cat. My only tiny gripe would be that nothing from the sale proceeds goes to the Battersea Cat & Dog Home from whence Larry was sprung. Most VIP animal books - like those of the Presidential Pets - have a charity tie in. This could explain the lack of any "official" photos of Larry in his new home. Perhaps Larry could have a word with the talented author and ensure that his former fellow in-mates get a little slice of the pie too.
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Larry the cat is approximately four years old, holds several titles as a champion fighter and supports Chelsea FC. He previously had lodgings in Battersea but now lives in a desirable area of Central London. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
- File size : 525 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 224 pages
- Publisher : Simon & Schuster UK (13 October 2011)
- ASIN : B007D61ZOE
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Language: : English
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
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Welcome the PM - That's Prime Mouser.....Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 5 January 2012
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Move over Samuel PepysReviewed in the United Kingdom on 22 January 2012
Eat your heart out Sue Townsend - this diarist is the new Adrian Mole. The anthropomorphic observations on the corridors of power are brilliant - every page is hilarious. There is also a cunning sub-plot relating to coalition in the contrast between the relationship of David Cameron and Nick Clegg and that of Larry the No.10 ratcatcher and the creatures he is brought in to deal with. Oh please, please, do not stop at Larry's first 100 days but, as with Adrian Mole, let us have more.
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The Larry Diaries, Brilliant, witty and insightful readReviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 December 2011
I loved reading this book. It bounced along and I fell for the loveable 'rough round the edges' Larry the cat. Its a great story about an alley cat that hits gold when he is moved into No 10 Downing St, but it come with a price as he is tasked with ridding the house of rats. It's also an interesting insight into the life behind the doors of no 10, the author cleverly gets into the minds of 'Dave' and 'Sam' - with amusing, true to life anedotes of the Prime Minister, his wife and British party politics. I went straight out and bought a copy for my mum and my aunty. Its a must read!
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M. A. Richardson
Very funny, I loved his names for some of the ...Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 4 October 2014
Very funny, I loved his names for some of the main people - I will not spoil it for you. Also where his fav place was to sleep again I will not spoil it well worth the money
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