Non-fiction writer and journalist

Celia Haddon is one of Britain’s best known cat experts. She has compiled a number of best selling books about them. Celia won the Blue Cross Award in 1997 for her services to animal welfare and the Golden Cat Award from the Feline Advisory Bureau. She is patron of Britain's largest cat charity, Cats Protection, and of the Rabbit Welfare Fund. For many years she was the Daily Telegraph’s pet agony aunt dealing with about 100,000 queries. She is a qualified cat behaviourist with a degree in applied animal behaviour. She is currently studying for a masters degree in clinical animal behaviour. Her hobbies include standing stones and early music.