I learned about so many new books after the last post, that I couldn’t resist hunting down a few more of my favourite, unusual cat-related novels and stories.
The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents, Terry Pratchett (2001)
We already know that Pratchett (sob) was a cat lover. His Discworld books contain excellent cat-characters such as Nanny Ogg’s tomcat Greebo and Granny Weatherwax’s kitten, You. Even Death himself has a fondness for felines. In The Amazing Maurice – a take on the Pied Piper myth –Maurice the cat takes centre stage. It’s YA-slanted, and in true Pratchett form, not for the faint-hearted.
Puss-in-Boots, Angela Carter (in The Bloody Chamber, 1979)
A fabulously bawdy, commedia dell’arte take on the classic Puss in Boots tale, set in Bergamo, by legendary storyteller Angela Carter.
Varjak Paw, S.F. Said and Dave McKean (2005)
While apparently a children’s book, the story, and…
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