Caturday Reads: Meet Felix the Huddersfield Station Cat
Felix the Railway Cat The adorable story of Felix, the Huddersfield Train Station cat by Kate Moore Penguin UK - Michael Joseph Michael Joseph General Fiction (Adult) Pub Date 23 Feb 2017
I am in love with Felix. She is more than just an amazing cat, she is the glue that keeps the Huddersfield community together. With more than 100,000 likes on Facebook she is more popular than many celebrities. Having a cat at the station makes everyone happy - from workers to irritated commuters. Even those who originally doubt the value of a station cat are quickly won over by her personality, beauty and persistence. She is far more than her job description- Senior Pest Controller.
Kate Moore’s book is all about relationships. It is tender, funny and quintessentially British. It isn't just Felix who has charm, but all of her friends and coworkers as well. I enjoyed how Moore takes readers from the very start, when she was just an idea through her kitten hood, training, and ultimately becoming a beloved fixture always willing to lend a paw or redirect queues when they pass through a sunny spot.
I have to admit, my husband and I were eager to learn more about Huddersfield after reading about Felix.
Felix the Railway Cat is an amazing book, perfect for animal lovers of all ages. It is a wonderful pick me up on a stressful day.
5 / 5
I received a copy of Felix the Railway Cat from the publisher and Netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review.
When Felix arrived at Huddersfield Train Station as an eight-week-old kitten, no one knew just how important this little ball of fluff would become. Although she has a vital job to do as 'Senior Pest Controller', Felix is much more than just an employee. For her colleagues and the station's commuters, Felix has changed their lives in surprising ways. Felix seems to have a remarkable ability to save the day time and again: from bringing a boy with autism out of his shell to providing comfort to a runaway child shivering on the platform one night. When tragedy hits the team at Huddersfield, they all rely on Felix to pull them together again. But it's a chance friendship with a commuter that she waits for on the platform every morning that finally gives Felix the recognition she deserves, catapulting her to international stardom... Full of funny and heartwarming stories, Felix The Railway Cat is the remarkable tale of a close-knit community and its amazing bond with a very special cat.