Timid commuter, Arthur Vezin becomes too enchanted with a sleepy and strange French town and its people to leave.
He's slowly drawn more and more into their realm of secrets and talk of ancient memories...and is struck by how the people there resemble cats, both in looks and behaviour...
Algernon Blackwood's dark tale read in 4-parts by Philip Madoc.
Born in Shooter's Hill and educated at Wellington College, Algernon Blackwood had a varied career, farming in Canada, operating a hotel, and working as a newspaper reporter in New York City before moving to England and starting to write horror stories. He was very successful, writing 10 books of short stories and appearing on both radio and TV to tell them. He also wrote 14 novels and a number of plays, most of which were produced but not published. He was an avid nature lover and many of his stories reflect this.
Producer: Lawrence Jackson
Made for BBC 7 by BBC Northern Ireland and first broadcast in 2005.