Fishing Cats of Fort d’Auvergne (and Other Tales) is an evocative collection of true stories about a young boy growing up in a hotel on the holiday Island of Jersey, Channel Islands, in the 1950s and 1960s. That boy was David Cabeldu, who was the founder of SOS Jersey; earlier this year he was awarded an MBE in recognition of his work.

Update – December 2019 – Softback version nearly sold out.

Following good sales of the eBook of Fishing Cats of Fort d’Auvergne (and Other Tales), we had many requests for a printed version. 500 have now been sold with a  few left at Waterstones and other outlets. The book may be reprinted next year depending on demand.

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About the book

The book is soft back, perfect bound, 185 pages with 120 photographs printed on high quality silk paper. Many photos have never been seen before and there are many more than in the ‘first edition’. Photos range from Temps Passé through to the 1970s, but also include modern day photos that have kindly been contributed by several gifted local photographers.

In addition, there is a contribution by Jersey born Jeremy Reed, acclaimed poet, biographer and performing artist with over 60 published books. Jeremy was my childhood ‘fishing friend’ on the beach in the early years of the book. He has written a review and is very pleased to be involved.

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