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Purchasing

All current titles that are still in print can be purchased from Amazon or from Kobo.

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Autographed Copies

For autographed copies of the books or to order the first day cover, please send your request, with payment, to:

Jack the Station Cat Limited,
38 Clifton Park Road,
Rhyl,
LL18 4AW.

or call on +44 (0)1745 344963. Postage and packaging is free.

Cheques or postal orders should be made payable to "Jack the Station Cat Ltd".

 
 
 
 

There will be fifteen books in the series by the end of 2016, with the fifteenth, (Jack the Station Cat Takes a Holiday) available mid November (advance orders available from October 1st from Jack The Station Cat Ltd, payment by cheque or PO). Two of the books have also been published in Welsh, with the translation being done by Berwyn Prys Jones. The books are aimed at children between the ages of 3 to 9 and combine cat stories and railway stories and were originally illustrated by Helen Maffin with the later books being illustrated by Nigel Cliff. As with his Grabbit and Skoot series, the author has chosen to donate half of his author royalties to various different charities.

 
 
 

Jack the Station Cat Takes a Holiday

J. Toddington Ramsbottom, proprietor of Ramsbottom's Rapid Removals and friend of the Station Master at Tail's End station, needs a holiday. He invites Jack the Station Cat and his relatives to go with him. Dorset and the Swanage Railway is their destination. Sir Bedivere, the Station Snail at Swanage, has a mysterious message for Jack: "Mr Ramsbottom on a secret treasure hunt. Watch out for Eli Clutterbuck." What does this mean? Jack and the other cats intend to find out.

Retails at £2-95. Half author royalties to "The Railway Children" Charity.

 
 
 

Jack the Station Cat and the Vanishing Lady

Jack the Station cat is asked by 008 the mysterious Secret Service cat to help him trace Lady Tilly one of the Corris Railway cats who has been "catnapped." The disappearance took place at
Jack's own station "Tail's End." Can Ozimandius the Owl and Harri P Otter help Jack find Tilly? Who is 008 really? Read the story and find out.

Printed in full colour throughout by Gwasg Helygain.

Retails at £2-95. Half author royalties to NCH/Action fof Children.

 
 
 

Jack the Station Cat and the August Day

Something strange is happening at Tail's End station. A mysterious Pullman coach arrives in the sidings. Then the station master receives an 0 gauge model locomotive. Vandal the Bluebell
Railway cat sends a message to Jack about the "August Day." What does it all mean? Jack the Station Cat intends to find out.

Retails at £2.95 - Half author royalties to Save the Family

 
 
 

Jack the Station Cat and the Snail Trail

A mysterious stranger arrives at Tail’s End Station in north Wales. He wants Jack to introduce him to Sir Dodinas the Savage, Superintendent of Britain’s Station Snails. Unfortunately Dodinas lives in Devon. Can Jack and his friends help?

printed in full colour throughout by Gwasg Helygain.

Retails at £2.95 - Half author royalties to Save the Family

 
 
 

Jack the Station Cat takes Charge

Jack and his friends are expecting Royal Visitors to Tail’s End station However, Mr Parker the Station Master has received a letter – Twm, the cat at the Old Gaol Museum in Ruthin needs help. A rat has been annoying the visitors. Jack travels to Ruthin, but will he be back in time to take charge of the royal visit..?

printed in full colour throughout by Gwasg Helygain.

Retails at £2.95 - Half author royalties to Ty Gobaith Children’s Hospice.


 
 
 

Jack the Station Cat and the Midnight Mice

An old tram comes to be restored at Tail’s End station. Jack and the kittens, Marmalade and Myfanwy think the tram floor would be a great place for a concert. Dame Nellie Buzzer, Dr Rebecca Rabbit and Tom the Sailor Cat will all appear, together with special guests, the world-famous Midnight Mice – but who is Justin the Jangler, the Midnight Mice’s mystery drummer?

Printed in full colour throughout by Gwasg Helygain.

Retails at £2.95 - Half author royalties to The Children’s Trust, Tadworth.


 
 
 

Jack the Station Cat goes to School

Jack learns what it takes to be a station cat. Will Mr MacAllister decide his fish investigation skills are not up to scratch or there is something fishy with his scratching abilities? The very first story!

Now reprinted in full colour by Gwasg Helygain with new illustrations throughout.

Retails at £2.95 - Half author royalties to Ty Gobaith/Hope House Children’s Hospice, Conwy.

 
 
 

Jack the Station Cat and the Tail’s End Tickets

Six rare card railway tickets are stolen from Tail’s End. Jack and his friend J Toddington Ramsbottom are in despair – can they find the tickets? Do Harri P and Overton (the otters) know anything? And what has Henry the Van got to do with it?

Retails at £2.95 - Half author royalties to The Children’s Trust.

 
 

 

Jack the Station Cat – Jack in a Box

Jack helps out in an emergency in the signal box and learns a bit about signalling.

Retails at £2.95 - Half author royalties to NCH Action for Children.

“Jac yr Orsaf a'r Cathod Bach Coll” – Daw Tom, cefnder I Jac, a’r ddwy gath fach ddrygionus, Mihangel a Myfanwy, I Benygynffon I weld Jac. Erbyn I Tom gyrraedd, mae’r cathod bach ar goll. A fedr Jac a chyfaill newydd iddo helpu Tom I ddod o hyd iddyn nhw?

"Jac yr Orsaf a'r Cathod Bach Coll" is the Welsh translation of "The Lost Kittens" and was published in December 2005.

Translated by Berwyn Prys Jones

Retails at £2.95 - Half author Royalties to Hope House Children's Hospices.


 
 
 

Jack the Station Cat and the Lost Kittens

Cousin Tom, a sea faring cat, accompanied by two mischievous twin kittens Marmalade and Myfanwy come to Tails End to see Jack. Somewhere along the line Tom loses the kittens. Can Jack and a new friend help Tom to find the twins?

Now reprinted in full colour by Gwasg Helygain!

Retails at £2.95 - Half author royalties to the Save the Family.

 
 
 

Jac Yr Orsaf a Lladrata'r Trenau Bach

Cath ydi Jac sy'n byw yng ngorsaf Penygynffon. Mae cyffro mawr ym Mhenygynffon wrth i ganfed penblwydd yr orsaf nesau. I ddathlu'r achlusur arbennig hwn mae dwy injan stêm yn dod i Benygynffon.

Pan mae criw o herwgipwyr yn ceisio cael eu dwylo ar y ddwy injan mae Jac a chathod y gwasanaeth cudd yn llwyddo i gadw golwg ar y lle e throsglwyddo'r herwgipwyr i'r heddlu. Oherwydd hyn mae'r dathliadau yn mynd yn eu blaen yn ddi-drafferth.


'Jac Yr Orsaf a Lladrata'r Trenau Bach' was the first Jack book to be translated in Welsh and tells the story of Jack and his friends as they foil the attempt to kidnap 'Holy War' and "Joan".

Translated by Berwyn Prys Jones

Retails at £2.95 - Half author Royalties to Hope House Children's Hospices

 
 
 

Jack The Station Cat and The Great Little Trains Robbery

Tail's End Station, the home of Jack the Station Cat, is 100 years old. Mr Parker, the Station Master, is planning a special birthday celebration. The Gricer and his gang want to spoil the fun. Can Jack and his friends defeat the villains?

Retails at £2.95 - Half author royalties to NCH Action for Children.

 
 
 

Jack has also released his own CD!

Jack's own song,"Jack, Jack The Station Cat" has now been released on CD!

The CD retails at £2-95 (post free) and can be purchased from the either of the addresses at the top of this page.

 
 

Special Offer!

The complete set of all English titles above (eleven books) is available for £28.50, post free.


Please send a cheque/postal order made payable to "Jack the Station Cat Ltd" to:

38 Clifton Park Road,
Rhyl,
LL18 4AW.

Postage and packaging is free. For any enquiries please call +44 (0)1745 344963

 

  Sorry- the following books are out of print- please look out for them in secondhand bookstores  
 
  Jack the Station Cat and the Space Aliens and other stories

Jack meets Quis and Quem, the space cat and dog, appears on television, and becomes a secret agent.

"Catching gangsters, scaring off aliens and being a TV star - all in a days work for a feline hero who has achieved cult status in the world of children's books" Rhyl and Prestatyn Visitor (July 2002).

 

 
 
 

Jack the Station Cat Signalman and other Stories

Jack helps out in an emergency in the signal box, meets Sir Gareth the Cornish Railway Snail, and learns what it is that keeps Aunty Buzz well behaved. Published in June 2003.

 
 
 

Jack the Station Cat and the mice at Much Purring and other stories - in which Jack deals with the rebel mice at Much Purring, investigates the goings on in the tearoom and traces the daring flower thief with the aid of Monty and Merfyn, the Tails End station mice.

"This book is an excellent way to take children into the world of railways and perhaps to develop the next generation of volunteers to keep the railways we love and know in operation for the years to come." Steam Railway (February 2002)

 
 


Jack the Station Cat lends a helping paw and other stories

Jack shows himself to be a helpful little cat, we are introduced to naughty old Aunty Buzz for the first time, and Jack himself experiences what it is like to train a station cat.

"This charming little collection" Railway Mag (August 2001)

"The books are written for 5 - 8 year olds, but adults who are owned by cats will also undoubtedly enjoy them" Railway Modeller (November 2001)

 
 
 
 

  Other Books

We are also proud to offer two books written by Dr Kenneth Cliff (the official archivist of Lock and Co, Hatters of St. James' Street, London) on the subject of Lord Nelson:

Mr Lock – Hatter to Lord Nelson and his Norfolk Neighbours – a history of Locks and some of its more famous customers, centring around Lord Nelson who was wearing one of Lock’s hats at the battle of Trafalgar. Retails at £7.95

Mr Lock the Hatter went to Sea – The Battle of Trafalgar – details the naval officers at Trafalgar who were Lock’s customers. Retails at £5.00

Both are available from the normal address as above, and make fascinating reading.

If you would like to know more about what Locks sell now, why not visit their web site at www.lockhatters.co.uk

 
 

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