Famous Felines (Hardback)
Cats Lives in Fact and Fiction
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Louis Wain and Beatrix Potter adored them but Disney preferred dogs, cats have been depicted in art, books and, more recently, film and TV as lovable but determined creatures. Where the dog is loving but stupid, the cat is clever but sly and best-selling author David Alderton explores this myth and reveals just who the most famous cats are, to include cartoon classics such as Top Cat, Felix and the dastardly Si and Am from 101 Dalmatians. Using collectable memorabilia and original book covers, this charming book is a purr-fect stocking filler.
Beatrix Potter Her Inner World (Hardback)
Even before she emerged from the cot in her nursery, Beatrix Potter was up against it. With her prodigious memory she recalled being placed 'under the tyranny of a cross old nurse' who introduced her to 'witches, fairies and the creed of the terrible John Calvin'. More sadness followed. She had no siblings of her own age and was brought up, virtually, in isolation. She also had a love affair that ended tragically. She was afflicted by two most unpleasant illnesses – one of which affected her for the remainder of her life – and she found herself often at odds with her mother. Yet, she grew…By Andrew Norman
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