Jenny`s new book of Dogs and Cats and Bear OUT NOW!
This engaging memoir stirs laughter and tears. Highlighted with anecdotes, poems, and exquisite illustrations by France Bauduin, it is a book for anyone who loves animals and people, especially their interaction within the family setting.
Told with a light touch, the story opens in Jenny Melmoth’s wartime babyhood, showing an early bonding with dogs. It moves through childhood with stories of some eccentric relations and explores a growing love of cats against the odds of family antipathy. There are schooldays and first experiences in France, social work in south east London, followed by married life in Essex – then parenthood and a move to the present home in Cheshire.
Here, Jenny began to write and then enjoy sharing her poems with children and adults alike. Latterly, the book celebrates grandchildren, four cats, a dog and a mighty granite bear.
‘I couldn’t put it down.’
‘ I’ve lived with you Jenny throughout the book, enjoyed being introduced to your friends and family . . . peaceful but never dull …. I hated finding I was at the end. ‘
‘We have so enjoyed your book. It’s delightful . . . thank you for writing such a lovely book, we loved the poems. Wonderfully written . . .What a treasure for your grandchildren.’