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Puss in Books

Our Best-Loved Writers on Their Best-Loved Cats

Paul Magrs



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14 February 2024
A charming collection of quotes about cats from our favourite authors, accompanied by artwork in the trademark style of Paul Magrs (author of The Panda, the Cat and the Dreadful Teddy).

‘I love them, they are so nice and selfish’ – L.M. Montgomery

This collection of quotes from the literary greats explores just why cats have fascinated, mesmerised and often infuriated writers for centuries. Celebrating the mystery of these daydreaming, snarky, selfish, watchful, contemplative and changeable creatures, Puss in Books helps cat and book lovers to understand these beings who have intrigued great thinkers and writers since the dawn of time.

Quotes include:

‘Time spent with a cat is never wasted’ – Colette

‘Those who play with cats must expect to get scratched’ – Miguel de Cervantes

‘If cats could write history, their history would be mostly about cats’ – Eugen Weber

Imprint:   HARPER360
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 181mm,  Width: 134mm,  Spine: 18mm
Weight:   320g
ISBN:   9780008605377
ISBN 10:   0008605378
Pages:   144
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Paul Magrs brought out his first novel in 1995 when he was 25, which has been followed by many more. He has lectured in Creative Writing at UEA and MMU, and in 2019 he published his book on writing, The Novel Inside You. In lockdown, he started drawing cartoons and his first 'picture' book, The Panda, the Cat and the Dreadful Teddy, was a huge hit for Christmas 2021. Paul lives in Manchester with his partner Jeremy and a very large collection of books (many of them written by him).

Reviews for Puss in Books: Our Best-Loved Writers on Their Best-Loved Cats

‘This is a glorious marriage of wonderful words and illustrations. Cat-lovers everywhere will be clamouring for it.’ – Milly Johnson ‘As a lifelong cat fanatic and literature addict, this book couldn't be any more perfect for me if it tried.’ – Harper Ford ‘I read this book smiling at its wit and nodding in recognition of these universally acknowledged cat-truths that any person who is owned by cats will recognise.’ – Charlie Lyndhurst

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