Smokey The Cat Book Signing

4 December 2011, 11:26 | Updated: 4 December 2011, 11:34

Smokey - the world's loudest purring cat, from Pitsford near Northampton - has been 'signing' copies of her autobiography.

The 12 year old has already spent time at Northampton's branch of Waterstone's and spent the afternoon of Saturday 3 December 2011 at Waterstone's in Midsummer Place, Milton Keynes.

It was to promote the book she has 'written' - with a little help from her owner Ruth Adams - telling the tale of how she became an international celebrity almost overnight when news of her incredibly loud purr spread around the world.

A special stamp has been made of Smokey's pawprint, so she can leave a 'pawtograph' in books of fans.

Smokey managed 67.7dB during a test carried out in the summer of 2011, earning her a place in the Guinness Book of World Records.  She's been interviewed by media from across the world, including Heart.  Our newsreader and journalist Natalie Verney is even pictured in the book!

Further book signings are due to take place at Waterstone's in Kettering on Saturday 10 December and in Market Harborough on Saturday 17 December.

Watch Heart's video of Smokey and her very loud purr