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The Scratching Post
By Susan Delaney
ISBN 978-1-78830-054-4
Fiction Genre Other
Publication Date 07/26/2018
Price 8.99
Paperback Hyperlink https://olympiapublishers.com/books/the-scratching-post
Ebook Hyperlink http://amzn.eu/d/8tC9lFC


Susan Delaney’s The Scratching Post is a funny, poignant, and eye-opening work of fiction. Sally has dedicated much of her life to strengthening a charity whose aim is to care for and protect sick, abandoned and maltreated cats. She faces more obstacles than one might think. Not only from the ignorance of the human beings around her about the needs and proper care of cats, but also from malicious enemies who wish to take over the charity for their own ends, as well as dishonest or unstable employees. What makes the book such a charming story is its being told, in large part, from the perspective of the cats themselves. Creatures who, in this sympathetic and imaginative portrayal, each take on their own distinctive characteristics, habits, and mannerisms. Readers may well fall in love with Comfort, Banjo, Pickles, and the other cats described in the pages of The Scratching Post.

Authors Biography

Susan Delaney has worked with rescue cats since she was ten years old. Breaking away from a large well known organisation, she became the founder of the charity ‘The Scratching Post’, which she founded in 2004. The amount of time Susan spent with the rescue cats inspired this book to be written.


What a wonderful book. It did indeed make me laugh and cry as promised on the cover. I started reading it last Saturday and had to finish it the same day. The fact that it is a true story made it even more special. I believe the cat sanctuary is in Waltham Abbey, but it was lovely to read about the chickens being rescued by Susan from near to where I live in Norfolk – I always wondered what happened to them! I now follow the centre on Facebook and I am in awe of their dedication and devotion to the cats. If you are an animal lover, you will enjoy this book.
T M Southwell – Amazon

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  1. This is an absolutely brilliant book that will send you on the most ecstatic rollercoaster journey. An absolute pleasure to read, and outstanding writer. I have already highly recommended this book to other people who too have said they simply couldn’t put the going down. BRILLIANT!!!

  2. Fantastic read. Sad and funny

  3. Such a lively record of the setting up of this cat charity. Delightful.

  4. Heartbreakingly beautiful book. Great for cat-centric people

  5. I’ve read it it’s brilliant

  6. Wonderful book full of the highs and lows of a cat charity run may I say by good and dedicated people

  7. Great book for s great cat charity,

  8. Loved this book well writen didn’t want to put it down.made me cry but also humorous you really get in to the cats lives

  9. Great book, well worth reading

  10. Great read.

  11. This is def. on my Xmas wish list!:-)

  12. Wonderful. Will make you laugh and cry and sometimes on the same page.

  13. Wonderful read, it takes you to another world

  14. Great read. Very amusing and informative as well as well written. Read it some time ago, and my friends can expect copies for Christmas!

  15. Wonderfully written, you’ll smile, laugh & cry and fall totally in love with the characters.

  16. Great book

  17. Amazing. I was gripped to the book from the start. Wonderfully written.
    Great read

  18. I cannot wait to read it.

  19. Fantastic book. Could not put it down.

  20. So proud of my beautiful wife, a truly talented author with many more stories to tell. Watch this space.

  21. Brilliant Charity.

  22. Fabulous read. Could NOT put this book down. A must for any animal lover!!!

  23. I am not related to Steve Hayes married to Sue – but I can definitely say this I a really heart warming book to read – for young and old.

  24. You do not have to be fond of cats to love this book. Highly recommended!

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