This delightful account, written during a year in the life of a family on Mull in the 1950s, came to light after more than fifty years of neglect in a drawer. Being well camouflaged and unobtrusive, Nicholas the cat keenly observed the comings and goings of three generations of his family and their animals in a remote area of the Isle of Mull.
In the early 1950s life on the island was basic, without mains water or electricity, as each day followed the next. But sometimes the routine was disrupted with dramatic, funny, heart-warming and harrowing events; none of which escaped Nicholas’s attention. As the family cat, his contact with humans and animals alike gave him a unique opportunity to record the events that concerned them all. This charming story of a by-gone age will appeal to all ages, to lovers of the simple life, of big open spaces, of country living, of farm animals - and of cats in particular.