The minister's cat, Daddy Long-legs & other serious concerns
Stories, poems and memoirs
Colin Bassett’s delight in words was kindled at high school where he won prizes for ‘original English’. However, it wasn’t until much later in a busy life that he again picked up the pen, and in 2004 published a collection of short stories, You just won me in a raffle, and other errors of judgement.
The minister’s cat includes flippant tales, a fable, and stories of fraught family issues, dark deeds and poetic justice. The poems mark thoughts caught in moments of observation, and Colin’s selected memoirs touch only lightly on his career in forestry research, being mostly about upsetting or more memorable incidents and periods in his life.