Abandoned kittens make it to paperback - and Kindle

Karen Ritson at the book signing at Beckett's coffee shop in Whitby
Karen Ritson at the book signing at Beckett's coffee shop in Whitby
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A woman who found homes for a litter of abandoned kittens through an appeal in the Whitby Gazette has written a new book about it.

Karen Ritson discovered the kittens in a house she rented out in Hull and brought them back to her home in Whitby.

The front cover of Cat's Cradle, by Karen Ritson

The front cover of Cat's Cradle, by Karen Ritson

Her new book, Cat’s Cradle, A Story of Rescue, Love and a Cat called Pablo Picasso, is based on the true account of her finding the abandoned kittens and beginning a new life in a North Yorkshire Moors village (a thinly disguised Glaisdale).

A recent book signing at Becketts coffee shop went went and Karen sold out of the first print run of 100 within two weeks of the publication.

The publisher is the aptly-named Shabby Tabby Press, which has now made two further, large print runs.

Cat’s Cradle is selling well online for both Kindle at www.mollysmice.co.uk and paperback and locally, it is available at The Dispensary on Whitby’s Hunter Street.

The rescue of abandoned kittens prompted Karen Ritson to write a book about their adventures

The rescue of abandoned kittens prompted Karen Ritson to write a book about their adventures

It is illustrated by local artists Alan Ritson - Karen’s father - and Linda Lupton.