A collection of poetry, quotations and anecdotes about the cat and the long history of its relationship with human beings.


ISBN: 9780714151113 Category:

Delia Pemberton


Cats were first domesticated – or, more likely, noticed a warm fireside and chose to domesticate themselves – many thousands of years ago. Over the centuries they have performed a useful role as pest controllers, but much more as friends and companions of humans. Cats have always inspired writers and artists. They appear in Egyptian papyri and tomb paintings, in Roman mosaics, in Japanese prints, in Old Master drawings and engravings. At different times and places they have been worshipped, mummified, ass ociated with superstition and black magic, and bred as domestic pets. This delightful illustrated anthology includes a selection of the many poems, anecdotes and quotations about cats which have been written over the centuries: the charming, the funny, th e sad, the exasperated, and the heartfelt. In a fresh new paperback format with a selection of new images, this is a n irresistible gift for anyone who likes cats.

Additional information

Weight 298 g
Dimensions 16.9 x 19 cm
Publisher name The British Museum Press
Publication date 1 April 2015
Number of pages 96
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 16.9 x 19 cm
Weight 298 g


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