Loudest cat's tale just purrfect
A book detailing the world's loudest purring cat's road to success has hit shop shelves.
Smokey has put paw to paper and, with the help of owner Ruth Adams, written the story of her life and how she secured the record earlier this year.
The 12-year-old female British short-hair cat entered the Guinness Book of World Records in May after achieving the loudest purr by a domestic cat, peaking at 67.7dB.
Ms Adams, who welcomed Smokey into her home in Pitsford, Northampton, after picking her up from a rescue home, discovered her pet's talent for purring while supporting the charity Cats Protection.
The book is told from Smokey's point of view and details her life and how she came to live with Ruth and take on the record challenge.
The 128-page paperback features a review by another feline who is used to life in the spotlight, Larry the resident cat at 10 Downing Street.
Smokey: the Very Loud Purring Cat, published by DB Publishing, costs £6.99 and is available in Waterstones and other book shops.