Balmoral author in Aboyne & Deeside Festival line-up

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A Balmoral author is set to share her remarkable story of an unbreakable bond between a Deeside rescue cat and her autistic son.

Louise Booth, author of When Fraser Met Billy, will retell her story to the festival audience on Monday, July 28.

When Fraser Met Billy is a heartwarming tale of the instant bond and developing friendship between Louise’s four-year-old autistic son, Fraser, and grey and white rescue cat, Billy.

Fraser is autistic, and has a range of conditions including anxiety and sudden emotional meltdowns.

One summer evening, the Booth family make the drive from Balmoral to Aboyne to visit Deeside Cats Protection.

This car journey marks the beginning of a beautiful friendship, as Fraser, who has previously struggled to relate to anyone, is introduced to Billy, with whom he feels an instant connection and mutual understanding.

Through the highs and the lows, Louise documents the effect Fraser’s condition has on family life and the incredible change that occurs when Billy joins the Booth household.

Louise Booth will tell her incredible story live to the audience at the Aboyne & Deeside Festival at 7pm in Finzean Community Hall. Tickets £6 with £1 going to Deeside Cats Protection.