Exploring the healing power of a cat

Author Gail Gilbride, middle, with Joanne Hichens from Muizenberg, left, and Jo-Anne Richards, from Simon’s Town.

Author Gail Gilbride, formerly of Hout Bay, launched her latest book, Cat Therapy, at Exclusive Books Cavendish on Wednesday March 15. Now living in Hemel en Aarde valley with a cat, Archie, the feline hero of the book, and a dog, Zina, she spent the pandemic surviving a diagnosis of breast cancer and produced this unplanned memoir about confronting and overcoming a cancer diagnosis.

Review to follow.

Cat lovers Thys Hattingh and Keith Loynes from Woodstock.
Author Gail Gilbride in conversation with Anne Ogle, of Rondebosch East.
Authors, from left, Melissa A Volker, of Tokai; Cathy Park Kelly, of Noordhoek; and Nancy Richards, of Rosebank.
Some of the members of the Hout Bay Book Owls writing group, from left, Penny Haw, Paul Morris, Peter Horszowski and Joelle Searle.
Stephen Ogle, of Rondebosch East, left, with Peet Nel and Vicky Farquhar, both from Claremont.
Liz Hardwicke, of Hout Bay, illustrated the cover and cat drawings in the book. With her is Jeffrey Rink, also from Hout Bay.
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