120 x 158 x 31mm
This book is for cat lovers, cat devotees and people who are willing to admit to being mad about cats. There is no criticism whatsoever of cats in it . . . It is, instead, a feast of cat worship, best read with a cat on the lap. Of course, your cat may choose to sit on the page and thus block your view. Some cats enjoy interrupting our reading. Cats have padded silently into our hearts, bringing with them their grace, their independence and their essential mystery. How have we humans become so fond of these small desert creatures with their sharp claws and carnivorous teeth? Why do we love them so much? Celia Haddon In this beautiful anthology, Celia attempts to answer these questions by sharing the wisdom of cat lovers through the ages. From Herodotus, Darwin and Twain to T.S. Eliot and Edward Lear, all have not only had relationships with cats, but put pen to paper to explain just how wonderful that relationship can be . . .