A cat’s tale is featured in new book by debut Great Yarmouth author Valerie Jordan

Valerie Jordan, who has produced an updated version of her first book, The Diary of Matt the Cat. Pi

Valerie Jordan, who has produced an updated version of her first book, The Diary of Matt the Cat. Picture: Courtesy of Valerie Jordan - Credit: Archant

A heartwarming tale of the escapades of a cat after being abandoned by its owners is at the heart of a new book by a Great Yarmouth 75-year-old.

Valerie Jordan, who has produced her first book, The Diary of Matt the Cat. Picture: Courtesy of Val

Valerie Jordan, who has produced her first book, The Diary of Matt the Cat. Picture: Courtesy of Valerie Jordan - Credit: Archant

Valerie Jordan has just published the second edition of her first book, The Diary of Matt the Cat, which was inspired by a cat called Trigger her family got from a rescue centre.

Mrs Jordan said the book could be enjoyed by anyone aged from 'eight to 108'.

She said: 'Matt is an abandoned cat who is left behind deliberately when his owners move out.

'He is eventually adopted and then has more escapades because he is a very wily, independent and determined cat at times.


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'I literally put myself in Matt's mind and wrote how I believed he would think and feel.'

Mrs Jordan said her late husband, Aleyn, encouraged her to write the book, and she is now planing a sequel.

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The book was originally published when Mrs Jordan was 70, and this is an updated edition.

The Diary of Matt the Cat is available to buy on www.mattthecat.co.uk

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