Felix the Railway Cat – Kate Moore


Felix the Railway Cat is published by Michael Joseph on 23rd February 2017 and is available to buy here

When Felix arrived at Huddersfield Train Station as an eight-week-old kitten, no one knew just how important this little ball of fluff would become. Although she has a vital job to do as ‘Senior Pest Controller’, Felix is much more than just an employee. For her colleagues and the station’s commuters, Felix has changed their lives in surprising ways.

Felix seems to have a remarkable ability to save the day time and again: from bringing a boy with autism out of his shell to providing comfort to a runaway child shivering on the platform one night. When tragedy hits the team at Huddersfield, they all rely on Felix to pull them together again. But it’s a chance friendship with a commuter that she waits for on the platform every morning that finally gives Felix the recognition she deserves, catapulting her to international stardom…

Full of funny and heartwarming stories, Felix The Railway Cat is the remarkable tale of a close-knit community and its amazing bond with a very special cat.

Felix on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FelixHuddersfieldStationCat/

My thoughts

When I first moved back to West Yorkshire, someone asked me if I’d heard of Felix. Felix was a railway cat, living at Huddersfield Station. I hadn’t heard of Felix, the famous cat. I found my way to Felix’s Facebook page and fell in love with the ball of floof affectionately loved by all worldwide. Felix the Railway Cat is her (Felix is a lady ya know) story.

We find out that there was a massive campaign to get a cat at Huddersfield Station. A couple of the workers were determined to get their way, begging and persuading the management. They needed a cat! It was that simple. Cat lovers will totally understand this. Eventually they got a tiny male kitten to love. Felix the cat was to be the special Pest Controller of the station. This tiny male kitten turned out to be female, hilariously. Felix brightened working days at the station, with her antics, cute behaviour and lovable personality. She brought happiness and magic into their lives, as well as the many passengers who use the station. Imagine their surprise seeing a small cat in the arms of the station workers. This cat grew up and found her confidence around the busy station.

Soon with the excellent Facebook page and the well deserved promotion to senior Pest Controller, Felix became a worldwide sensation. Loved all over the world, everyone can see updates on Felix and her cheeky playful ways. Felix has an army of fans. She gets sent loads of cat pressies, which are happily donated to charities. We all love Felix!

This is a fun and joyful tale of a superstar cat! A must read for every fan of Felix the Railway Cat.


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