Able Seacat Simon: The Wartime Hero of the High Seas (Hardback)
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Able Seacat Simon: The Wartime Hero of the High Seas (Hardback)

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Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 14/01/2016
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Inspired by a true story, this is the fictional reimagining of 'Able Seacat' Simon's adventures and heroics in dangerous wartime seas.

Simon is discovered in the Hong Kong docks in 1948 and smuggled on board the H.M.S Amethyst by a British sailor who takes pity on the malnourished kitten. The young cat quickly acclimates to his new water-borne home, establishing himself as the chief rat-catcher in residence while also winning the hearts of the entire crew.

Then the Amethyst is ordered to sail up the Yangtze to take over the guarding of the British Embassy, and tragedy strikes as the ship comes under fire from Communist guns. Many of the crew are killed and Simon is among those who are seriously wounded. Luckily, with the help of the ship's doctor, the brave cat makes a full recovery and is soon spending time with the injured men in the sick bay, purring and keeping their spirits up. News of Simon's heroism spreads and he becomes famous world-wide - but it is still a long journey back to England for both the crew and the plucky little cat known as 'Able Seacat Simon'...

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
ISBN: 9781471151835
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 306 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 1 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
`The story of plucky orphaned kitten Simon, rescued from the docks of Hong Kong in 1948 to join the crew of HMS Amethyst, cannot fail to warm the cockles of even the coldest heart...Barrett-Lee brilliantly reimagines the trials and tribulations of life on board through the eyes of her feline protagonist...painstakingly researched, this is more than a heart-warming animal story: it is also an inspiration and an informative tale. This is great historical fiction - and a must for any cat lover' * The Lady *
`During the 1949 Yangtse Incident, HMS Amethyst lost 22 crew and was trapped for three months before escaping. Also on board was a kitten adopted in Hong Kong by an Amethyst sailor. This is Able Seacat Simon's nail-biting story' * My Weekly *
`Heartwarming' * Lucky Break *

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