Author and freelance journalist David Alderton is an international best-selling authority on pet care and natural history, with his book sales totalling millions worldwide, in over thirty languages. Having trained to be a veterinary surgeon, David's books have been very well received and two of his books on cats and their care have been cited by well-known zoologist Dr. Desmond Morris in his list of `The 100 Best Cat Books since 1727'. David's work has won awards in the US from the Cat Writers' Association of America and the Maxwell Medal from the Dog Writers' Association of America, as well as being nominated for the Sir Peter Kent Conservation Book Prize. David has also worked as a consultant for the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council based in Washington, DC. He lives in Brighton.