SKU: BODS-101032

Everything you ever wanted to know about cats in books. A wonderful idea, beautifully executed. Viv Groskop

Cats have provided the inspiration for an incredible range of fiction, memoir and poetry, from ancient myths and fables to much-loved children’s books, and from classic tales to contemporary novels.

Featuring such famous feline characters as Puss in Boots, Tom Kitten, Pangur Bán, the Cheshire Cat, Macavity, Pluto and Bob the street cat, this light-hearted book is a whirlwind journey through the history of literary cats, uncovering their domestication, early cultural beginnings and religious associations, exploring their roles in different literary genres and revealing some real-life authors’ cats, including those belonging to Edgar Allen Poe, Ernest Hemingway, Patricia Highsmith and Muriel Spark. A section on cats in world literature introduces narrator cats and cat companions from Japan, Eastern Europe, France, Greece, Germany and Finland, demonstrating their enduring worldwide appeal. 

A must for all cat-lovers, this book celebrates the inspirational connections between our favourite feline friends and the literary imagination.

Judith Robinson is a Senior Lecturer at Bath Spa University’s Business School and a PhD candidate at Humboldt University, Berlin. Scott Pack is a writer, editor and publisher. 
  • Hardback
  • 208 pages, 198 x 129 mm
  • 15 silhouette illustrations
  • ISBN: 9781851245734
  • Publication September 2022

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