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Katie Davies - Author

About the 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."

Author photo © Adam Scourfield

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Other books by Katie Davies

The Great Rabbit Rescue

The Great Rabbit Rescue

Author: Katie Davies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/2010

Joe has gone to live with his dad, leaving behind his beloved pet rabbit. Anna and Suzanne try to look after it for him, but when the rabbit becomes ill, they're convinced it's because it's missing Joe. Now Joe is sick too. The girls are certain that Joe and the rabbit will die unless they are reunited soon... But can Anna and Tom and Suzanne pull off The Great Rabbit Rescue in time?

The Great Hamster Massacre

The Great Hamster Massacre

Author: Katie Davies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2009

A very natural and honest version of life's events from the perspective of a young girl - from her suspicions about her neighbours, to her rocky friendship with the girl next door; from the sudden death of her beloved granny to her relentless quest for a pet hamster, only to then find it mysteriously slaughtered - which kickstarts a local investigation of 'suspects'.

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