How do you cope when your best friend is transformed from a clever, decent bloke to a fat, supercilious git? Or when a roast chicken suddenly becomes the symbol of your greatest shame? This tale looks at young men and women trying to get on with their lives in the face of such questions.

Sam the Cat 2001, Penguin Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780140294446

Mass-market paperback

Sam the Cat 2000, Viking, London

ISBN-13: 9780670892358