Book Review: ALFIE – The Doorstep Cat

Hi everyone,

Today we have another very special book that we were lucky to get our hands on!

The book in question? ALFIE – The Doorstep Cat by Rachel Wells!

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The book begins with how Alfie looses his elderly owner and their family is left behind to decide what to do with poor Alife. Based on the discussion of his owners family Alfie fears the thought of ending up in a shelter and decides to search for a new home on his own.

The book is written from the view point of Alfie, other cats and the humans that he meets along the way on his journey!

The story unfolds over 300 and a few pages and has kept us glued to the pages for the entire time. 😀

This is a perfect example as to why pets are so important to our life by bringing hope and companionship to those around them.

Over-all verdict?

We loved the fun way that the author wrote the story especially when writing from the viewpoint of cats – trying to get across what cats would think and how they react in situations while keeping the book interesting and engaging throughout! You can most certainly tell that the author is not just a cat lover but also a cat “owner” (or should we say is being owned by cats 😉 )

This book is most certainly a must have and more than likely once you lay your hands on it, you won’t want to put it down until you are finished! So if you are looking for a christmas present for friends or family… ;D

More info on the book from the publisher:

Releasing in hardback on 23 October, Alfie The Doorstep Cat is an uplifting, heart-warming tale for Christmas.

For fans of A Street Cat Named Bob, this is the only book you will want to find in your stocking this year.

Can a pet really change your life? The residents of Edgar Road don’t think so – that is, until Alfie turns up.

Alfie is a homeless cat, left with nowhere to go after his elderly owner passes away. But when he first sets eyes on Edgar Road, Alfie knows he’s found his new home.

However, the street’s residents don’t agree – the last thing they need is another pesky cat, and he is shooed away from every doorstep he comes to.

But as life throws its worst at the residents of Edgar Road, they soon realise how much they all need Alfie – a cat who brings hope to the darkest times, and who will always be a friend to those in need.

Alfie will take you on a journey like no other this Christmas, an instant heart warmer and the perfect stocking filler for animal lovers everywhere.

About the Author:

lives in North Devon after studying history at Bristol University. Before returning to North Devon she lived in London before becoming pregnant with her son, Xavier. After starting her career in marketing she decided to become a writer after living in Singapore. Rachel is a single mum whose son is 5 and has previously written for Daily Mail.

If you would like to get the book yourself it is available from:

Amazon UK: From £0.99 (Kindle version) by clicking here.
Amazon US: From $10.62 (hardcover) by clicking here.
Amazon DE: From EUR 4.32 (Kindle version) by clicking here.




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16 thoughts on “Book Review: ALFIE – The Doorstep Cat

  1. mvaden1948 says:

    Thanks Marc. This book is also available in the US as a Nook Book through Barnes and Noble…..I know because I just bought it for $5.99 USD.
    I was reading your post and gazing out the window at our “community cat” who has taken up residence on my patio. His owner also died and the family chose to leave him behind. I live in a small apartment complex and there are quite a few of us who have been feeding him for years. I live closest to the feeding station and he has discovered that my patio has a couple of comfy chairs and a railing that keeps out dogs. So for about a week now he has been sleeping there all night and most of the day (typical cat) The second day I put a pillow on the chair, he probably hasn’t had one of those in years. And he loves being brushed as I discovered….just purrs up a storm.
    I can’t “own” a cat right now but I’m more than willing to feed and care for him as much as I can. Luckily there are others here who feel the same. He could probably write a book too!
    Oh, our private name for him is Diavolo….Italian for devil because he is black and has little hair tufts at the tips of his ears that sometimes look like horns giving him a “devilish look”. He seems to like that name. We think he’s about 10 years old.

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