397: Signed & dedicated first edition hardbacks of Varjak Paw and The Outlaw Varjak Paw

ITEM: Signed and dedicated first edition hardbacks of Varjak Paw and The Outlaw Varjak Paw, amazingly illustrated by David McKean (“The illustrations in this book greatly resemble gothic forms of art.”). Varjak Paw received a Smarties Gold Award and has been adapted for other media. The books will be signed by both SF Said and David McKean, something they’ve hardly ever done before.

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Varjak Paw is a Mesopotamian Blue kitten. He lives high up in an old house on a hill. He’s never left home, but then his grandfather tells him about the Way – a secret martial art for cats. Now Varjak must use the Way to survive in a city full of dangerous dogs, cat gangs and, strangest of all the mysterious Vanishings.

Having saved the city cats from a fate worse than death, Varjak Paw finds himself the elected and popular leader of a new gang – a gang that supports freedom and kindness for all. But will the pressure take its toll on this brave yet sometimes naive cat?
Soon the city erupts in an all-out gang war as the evil Sally Bones attempts to control the lives of all cats. Horrified and outnumbered, Varjak and the others must fight for their freedom or die trying; can Jalal’s Way really be the best way?
This is another thrilling adventure, eagerly awaited by all Varjak fans, both young and old.

BIO: SF Said is an award-winning author based in London. His first book, Varjak Paw, won the Nestlé Smarties Book Prize for Children’s Literature; the sequel, The Outlaw Varjak Paw, won the BBC’s Blue Peter Book Of The Year. His third book, Phoenix, has just been nominated for both the Carnegie Medal and the Kate Greenaway Medal. http://www.sfsaid.com


About Candy Gourlay

Candy Gourlay is a Filipino author living in London. She was a journalist writing about dictators in the Third World before she took up a full time position battling dictators of the nappy-clad variety. She inadvertently became a web designer while avoiding doing the dishes. She takes procrastination to new levels by blogging, drawing and making YouTube videos for fun. Her debut novel Tall Story was nominated for the Carnegie Medal and shortlisted for eleven children’s book prizes including the Blue Peter prize. It won the Crystal Kite Children’s Book Prize for Europe. Her latest book is called Shine. www.candygourlay.com


  1. Great to see these bids coming in, you wonderful people! Please keep them coming – it couldn’t be for a better cause!

  2. Brendan Gannon

    30 GBP. So awesome to see this item, I love the Varjak Paw books.

  3. Hooray! Thank you so much, lovely people! This is awesome to see, please keep them coming!!!

  4. Polly Faber


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