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    • ISBN:9781473648333
    • Publication date:17 Nov 2016

The Cat of Yule Cottage

A Magical Tale of Romance, Christmas and Cats

By Lili Hayward

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The magical, romantic tale of Christmas, Cornwall... and cats. Perfect for fans of A Street Cat Named Bob and Christmas at the Little Village Bakery.

A magical tale of Christmas and cats, perfect for everyone who loves A Street Cat Named Bob and Alfie the Doorstep Cat.

It's nearly Christmas, and Jessamine Pike needs a serious life overhaul.

Jess moves into Enysyule, a centuries-old cottage in Cornwall, and begins the process of renovating the rundown house by day and finishing her novel by night, planning to have both finished in time for the holidays. She's got good company: a beautiful, arrogant tomcat stalks around like he owns the place, and seems very skeptical of Jess' tenancy.

But there's magic in the air... Local legends tell of a spirit that inhabits the area, and an ancient standing stone that keeps watch over the valley. As Christmas comes closer and closer, Jess uncovers treasures from Enysyule's past, and becomes involved in a fight for its future.

For Jess has stumbled into a story that's been going on for five hundred years. A story about land, love, friendship, the Yuletide... and one remarkable cat.

Biographical Notes

Lili Hayward is a writer from the south of England with a love for all things hidden, lost and historical. When she isn't writing fiction (or reading it) she can be found wandering bookshops, shouting at weeds on her allotment, or working on various urban growing projects. She lives with her partner in the Westcountry and keeps the company of two beautiful and opinionated ex-stray cats.

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  • Publication date: 03 Nov 2016
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Lili Hayward is a beguiling new voice. Her prose is stunning and effortless; I devoured every word. Breath-taking and beautiful, evocative and richly described, The Cat of Yule Cottage has magic sewn into every page. — Tilly Tennant, author of Christmas at the Little Village Bakery
A dreamy, atmospheric Christmas story about legends and love, Cornwall and cats, that races along to its warming and satisfying ending. — Sheila Norton, author of Charlie, the Kitten Who Saved a Life
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