Introduced by Margaret Atwood
‘I have put myself on a list for two Siberian kittens. I will have cat hammocks. I will have scratching posts. I will not allow myself to be distressed by shredded upholstery,’ writes Margaret Atwood in her introduction to this beautifully illustrated anthology on cats.
For thousands of years, cats have been venerated and mistrusted in equal measure. Through memoir, fiction, letters and poems, the writers in these pages celebrate cats and their curious ways. As Hemingway wrote, ‘one cat leads to another.’
Includes contributions from Alice Walker, Edward Gorey, Mary Gaitskill, Caitlin Moran, Ernest Hemingway, Nikola Tesla, John Keates, Muriel Spark, Lynne Truss, Hilaire Belloc, Guy du Maupassant, Rebecca West and more.
Plus: photography by Elliot Ross.
This anthology, a companion volume to the hugely popular On Dogs: An Anthology, introduced by Tracey Ullman, is introduced by Margaret Atwood, author of more than fifty books of fiction, poetry, and critical essays.