Category Archives: Cat books

A purr-fect winter treat: ‘The Lunar Cats’ by Lynne Truss (2016)

Some people have a thing for cats, others adore books and many, myself included, happily fit within both camps.  If there is a special place in my heart and on my bookshelf for cat books, then pride of place has … Continue reading

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You can’t have too many cat books: ‘The Guest Cat’ by Takashi Hiraide

I had many reasons for being tempted by ‘The Guest Cat.’  Besides from the obvious (I like reading; I like cats) there were the arresting cover, the fact that I’d been planning on reading more Japanese literature this year and the peer … Continue reading

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Long before Youtube kitten videos: ‘I am a Cat’ by Natsume Sōseki (1905-6)

It can be hard to think outside the box when you’re as devoted to book lists and recommendations as I am.  Still, sometimes I think I manage to read something a bit more unexpected.  Take this autumn for example, when, … Continue reading

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Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, by T S Eliot (1939)

Madame Biblophile was completely right when she identified Lynne Truss’s ‘Cat Out of Hell‘ as a great present for cat-loving bookish friends.  It also has the advantage of being new and relatively unknown, unlike my other go-to gift for cat and book … Continue reading

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When horror-comedy works: ‘Cat Out of Hell’, by Lynne Truss (2014)

I know of Lynne Truss from her wonderful non-fiction writing guide ‘Eats, Shoots and Leaves’.  The fact that this made me determined to get my hands on her new novel says much more about Truss’s writing than about my innate interest … Continue reading

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