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.
‘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
Puss In Books: Our Best-Loved Writers On Their Best-Loved Cats
HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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12 October 2023
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).