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Katie Davies - Author

Katie Davies studied English and Drama at university, where she wrote her first play, which was put on at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She has worked for a literary agent, as a special needs assistant, and has written articles for The Spectator and The Idler, as well as comedy sketches for Radio 4 show, 'One'. She is married to the actor and comedian Alan Davies, with whom she has a baby daughter, and they live in London.

The Great Cat Conspiracy is third in a series of bittersweet, hilariously funny, domestic tales of life from the perspective of Anna - a young girl with a suspicious mind. It follows the 2010 Winner of the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize The Great Hamster Massacre and The Great Rabbit Rescue.

Davies based The Great Hamster Massacre on her childhood memories of her own pet hamsters coming to a bloody end, and the death of her grandfather. She said: "I remember being morbidly fascinated by death when I was seven or eight years old, and I wanted to explore how children deal with death in this story through the death of the nana." She added: "Although these are big issues, when you are writing through the perspective of a young child, they don’t always understand what is really happening and it’s that which gives you opportunities for comedy."

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Featured Books, with extracts, by Katie Davies

The Great Dog Disaster
Katie Davies - illustrated by Hannah Shaw
June 2012 Book of the Month. If you're looking for entertainment and a wildly funny adventure then any one of the Katie Davies stories is perfect. It's told from the perspective of 9 year old Anna, a young girl with...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/06/2012
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The Great Cat Conspiracy
Katie Davies - illustrated by Hannah Shaw
A Lovereading4kids 'Great Read' you may have missed 2011 selection. The third in a series of bittersweet, hilariously funny, domestic tales of life from the perspective of Anna, a young girl with a suspicious mind from the author of the...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/03/2011
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The Great Rabbit Rescue
Katie Davies - illustrated by Hannah Shaw
The eagerly awaited sequel to the award winning The Great Hamster Massacre. Once again featuring 9 year old Anna and five year old Tom go on a quest for a pet. The Great Rabbit Rescue reunites its readers with the...
Lovereading Price: £4.79 - Saving £1.20 (20%) Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/09/2010
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The Great Hamster Massacre
Katie Davies - illustrated by Hannah Shaw
Winner of the Waterstone's Book Award 2010. Galaxy Children's Book Award shortlist 2010. Shortlisted for the prestigious Sheffield Children's Book Award 2011. An entertaining behind-the-scenes look at family life in all its intricacies as it revolves around pet ownership...
Lovereading Price: £4.79 - Saving £1.20 (20%) Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/01/2010
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