Book review

Finally finished reading Catscape by Mike Nicholson. Mike worked with me at the Rock Trust and is a member of P’s & G’s and won the Kelpie’s Prize this year at the Edinburgh Book Festival with this first novel.

It is a children’s book set in Stockbridge, Edinburgh where Mike lives and is about the adventures of two little boys and an old lady. It involves missing cats and a watch that goes backwards, and is a great read.

When I was little I loved reading Enid Blyton and wanted to be one of the Famous Five or Secret Seven. This book took me back to those halcyon days and I loved the fact that an old lady was the hero of the hour with her karate kicks.

A good Scottish book, with humour and surprises on every page.

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