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25 January 2013

Puss in Books

Are you suffering from a deficiency of pictures of medieval cats? Fear not! Following our recent post Lolcats of the Middle Ages, we're pleased to tell you that British Library Publishing has published not one but two books on the subject, available from our online shop.

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Medieval Cats by Kathleen Walker-Meikle (ISBN 9780712358187) presents a wealth of cat imagery from a variety of sources, and has wide appeal for cat (and animal) followers everywhere. The author completed her PhD at University College London on late-medieval pet keeping.

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Puss in Books by Catherine Britton (ISBN 9780712358828) is a celebration of feline wit, intelligence and charm, from ancient Egypt to the present day. The examples are taken from literature, folklore and popular culture, and the book is illustrated in colour throughout.

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