I'm a Stranger Here Myself
By (author) Deric Longden
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I'm a Stranger Here Myself by Deric Longden
Book DescriptionIn 1990, spurred on by the success of his writing and his marriage to the writer Aileen Armitage, Deric Longden made a momentous move to a foreign country. Huddersfield, in Yorkshire, with its distinctive manners and customs and its wealth of remarkable characters, would surely provide him with all the material he needed for his planned book, one of the great classics of travel literature. But two years later, when he sat down to write, the major events of everyday life kept intruding: the demands of a houseful of cats, the problem of getting the cooker repaired, the memories evoked by sorting through old clothes in the wardrobe ...Still, "I'm a Stranger Here Myself" is a travel book of a kind, where the most hilarious adventures can happen between the kitchen and the bathroom, and where a morning's shopping can provide enough anecdotes to last a lifetime. Once again Deric Longden demonstrates his genius for taking the most ordinary materials of life and transforming them with his own special brand of gentle, inspired humour.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780552156219
(198mm x 127mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Corgi Books
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 8-May-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Deric Longden
Paws in the Proceedings, Paperback (May 2008)
Written by the author whose tales of life in Huddersfield with his wife Aileen and their menagerie of playful cats have won him thousands of loyal fans.
Enough to Make a Cat Laugh, Paperback (May 2007)
Throughout 1990s, Deric Longden has shared his life with Aileen Armitage and four cats: Thermal, Tigger, Frink and shabby old Arthur. And the cats have found that sharing a life with Aileen can be a painful business. She hardly trips over them, but they are always in danger of being mistaken for a cardigan, or locked away in the cellar.
Cat Who Came in from the Cold, Paperback (May 2007)» View all books by Deric Longden
The little cat Deric Longden saw sitting forlornly on an upturned bucket belonged to the neighbours, but somehow when it began to rain it seemed only natural to bring him inside. Once there he slipped so easily into Deric and Aileen's lives that there was an unspoken agreement that he had found his real home.
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Author Biography - Deric Longden
Deric Longden began his writing and broadcasting career in the 1970s. His first book, Diana's Story, about the death of his first wife, was a bestseller. He followed this with Lost for Words, The Cat Who Came in from the Cold, I'm A Stranger Here Myself, Enough to Make a Cat Laugh, A Play on Words and Paws in the Proceedings. His first two books were adapted for television. Deric remarried in 1990, to the writer Aileen Armitage. Deric Longden died in June 2013.
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