Puss in Books
Puss in Books is a celebration of feline wit, intelligence, aloofness and charm as presented through cats in books. Examples are taken from literature, folklore and popular culture. Feline references in books and manuscripts date from before 2000 BC in ancient Egypt, and since the introduction of cats to western households they have often inspired writers and artists - from the scribe of the Lindisfarne Gospels working in the 8th century to poets of the present day.This selection includes cats in nursery rhymes (Hey Diddle Diddle and Ding Dong Bell); poetry by Thomas Gray (Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat Drowned in a Tub of Gold Fishes) and T S Eliot (Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats); cats in fiction by Rudyard Kipling, Lewis Carroll and Charles Dickens; current characters such as Splat the Cat, and of course the ubiquitous Puss in Boots himself.
Wonderfully illustrated in colour throughout, this is an ideal gift for every cat lover.About the authorCatherine Britton was a Senior Editor at the British Library and is the author of Dogs in Books (British Library, 2012).Reviews `Puss in Books tracks beloved cat characters like Lewis Carroll’s Cheshire Cat as illustrated by Sir John Tenniel, to Dr. Seuss’s Cat in the Hat... Britton takes the reader on a journey spanning famous felines throughout art and literature history.` Dorri Olds, Petside