'Experiment Omicron' by Miles May.
Could almost be a Badger Book, but Miles May is not very close to being an anagram of Lionel Fanthorpe. You can get Nile, of course. How about Nile Ena Olfthorp?
In other news, I have just finished the bottle of Elderflower wine we got for Christmas, and Nellie is biting her nails, which perhaps explains why we don't really have to trim them.
It is probably cold outside, which I will shortly have to brave with Dash. I think Nellie the agoraphobic greyhound can be let off.