Ropley author Val Anne Lee is holding a book signing to promote her older children’s novel Charley Supermog which is taking place at the Laurence Oxley Bookshop in Broad Street, Alresford, on Saturday from 1.30pm to 4pm, courtesy of shop owner Anthony Oxley.

The book is about a cat called Charley which gains amazing and magical powers by tapping a seemingly boring old stone. He is the pet of Jemima, a girl living in a rural Dorset village sometime between the dawn of inter-continental air travel and the emergence of the home computer.

Charley’s powers allow him, among other things, to help two ladies beat eye-operation queues in audacious fashion and pass on a premonition to save men in peril at sea.