Additional Book Information

Series: Notting Hill Editions
ISBN: 9781912559329
Pages: 184
Publication Date: November 2, 2021

From Notting Hill Editions

On CatsAn Anthology

Introduction by Margaret Atwood

This beautiful gift book contains a selection of essays, stories and poems on cats, by writers from across the centuries, revealing that cats have been worshipped, adored, and mistrusted in equal measure. In these pages, writers reflect on the curious feline qualities that inspire such devotion in their owners, even when it seems one sided. Cats’ affections are hard-won and often fickle. Freud considered his cat an embodiment of true egoism. Hilaire Belloc found peace in his feline companion’s complacency; and Hemingway—a famous cat-lover—wrote of drinking with his eleven cats and the pleasant distraction they gave him. These writers, and many others, paint a joyful portrait of cats and their mysterious ways. As Hemingway wrote, “one cat leads to another.”