Luxury collector's hardback gift edition. A heart-warming tale of courage, set against the backdrop of the second world war,
about an abandoned village, a lifelong friendship and one very adventurous cat. "Something's up. Something big too, very big.
At school, in the village, whoever you meet, it's all anyone talks about. It's like a sudden curse has come down on us all.
It makes me wonder if we'll ever see the sun again." It's 1943, and Lily Tregenza lives on a farm, in the idyllic seaside
village of Slapton. Apart from her father being away, and the 'townie' evacuees at school, her life is scarcely touched by
the war. Until one day, Lily and her family, along with 3000 other villagers, are told to move out of their homes - lock,
stock and barrel. Soon, the whole area is out of bounds, as the Allied forces practise their landings for D-day, preparing
to invade France. But Tips, Lily's adored cat, has other ideas - barbed wire and keep-out signs mean nothing to her, nor does
the danger of guns and bombs. Frantic to find her, Lily makes friends with two young American soldiers, who promise to help
her. But will she ever see her cat again?
Lily decides to cross the wire into the danger zone to look for Tips herself...Now, many years later, as Michael is reading
his Grandma Lily's diary, he learns about The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips - and wonders at how one adventurous cat could
still affect their lives sixty years later.