Doreen Tovey was born in Bristol in 1918 and raised by her grandparents, her love of animals was fostered by her grandmother who was an inveterate rescuer of anything in need. The family shared its home with cats, dogs and an owl called Gladstone.

Having attended grammar school she had a couple of boring jobs before joining Imperial Tobacco as a typist/secretary before graduating to their public relations department. It was here that she met her future husband, Rene (called Charles in the books).

Doreen Tovey was the author of more than a dozen books about the life she and her husband shared with their Siamese cats and other animals in Somerset, England. She was president of the Siamese Cat Club, President of the West of England Cat Club and President of the RSPCA for North Somerset.

Doreen passed away in 2008.

Coming soon 

Sapere Books are delighted to be reissuing Doreen’s books, beginning in 2018. We currently have plans to republish seven of Doreen’s books, charming tales of life surrounded by various pets, most importantly, cats.

We are happy to announce that all author proceeds from the sales of Doreen’s books will go to the North Somerset branch of the RSPCA.

Cats in May (Feline Frolics #2)

Cats in May (Feline Frolics #2)

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Series: Feline Frolics, Book 2
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Tag: non-fiction

One couple's love affair with their mischievous pets! For cat lovers old and new – particularly those whose lives are ruled by feline fancy!

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Cats in the Belfry (Feline Frolics #1)

Cats in the Belfry (Feline Frolics #1)

You won’t find another book about cats as funny as this one! For cat lovers old and new – particularly those whose lives are ruled by their feline friends!

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Donkey Work (Feline Frolics #3)

Donkey Work (Feline Frolics #3)

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Series: Feline Frolics, Book 3
Genre: Biography and Memoir

After cats there comes donkey… For cat lovers old and new – particularly those whose lives are ruled by feline fancy!

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Raining Cats and Donkeys (Feline Frolics #4)

Raining Cats and Donkeys (Feline Frolics #4)

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Series: Feline Frolics, Book 4
Genre: Biography and Memoir

More hilarious antics for Doreen’s animal family! For cat lovers old and new – particularly those whose lives are ruled by feline fancy!

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The New Boy (Feline Frolics #5)

The New Boy (Feline Frolics #5)

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Series: Feline Frolics, Book 5
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Tag: biography

Never a dull moment in Doreen’s household! For cat lovers old and new – particularly those whose lives are ruled by feline fancy!

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Double Trouble (Feline Frolics #6)

Double Trouble (Feline Frolics #6)

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Series: Feline Frolics, Book 6
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Tag: biography

The cats are back – and more mischievous than ever! For cat lovers old and new – particularly those whose lives are ruled by feline fancy!

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The Coming of Saska (Feline Frolics #7)

The Coming of Saska (Feline Frolics #7)

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Series: Feline Frolics, Book 7
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Tag: biography

A must read for animal enthusiasts! For cat lovers old and new – particularly those whose lives are ruled by feline fancy!

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A Comfort of Cats (Feline Frolics #8)

A Comfort of Cats (Feline Frolics #8)

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Series: Feline Frolics, Book 8
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Tag: biography

The next adventure for Doreen’s animal family! For cat lovers old and new – particularly those whose lives are ruled by feline fancy!

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More Cats in the Belfry (Feline Frolics

More Cats in the Belfry (Feline Frolics

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Series: Feline Frolics, Book 9
Genre: Biography and Memoir

The final chapter in Doreen’s animal memoirs! For cat lovers old and new – particularly those whose lives are ruled by feline fancy!

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