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The Cats of Moon Cottage: 09/13/06

The Cats of Moon Cottage

Memoirs about cats seem to be very popular in Great Britain. With the exception of Cats are Not Peas, I think all the feline biographies I've read have been British. The Cats of Moon Cottage is another one of these books and like so many of them very personal in nature and beautifully illustrated (in this case by line drawings versus color photographs).

As with so many of these memoirs, the cats' owner seems to have written this after the loss of a favorite feline as a way to grieve for the mistakes she made in keeping her cat. Her little cottage is on the corner of a busy road. Cats (especially young ones) and roads don't mix. By the end of the book Edwards seems to have learned this lesson and lets hope that future cats of hers can live longer lives like that of Septi.

Here is my BookCrossing review:

Marilyn Edwards has a mastery of the language and writes about her cats with humor and reverence. Peter Warner's illustrations help to bring the story to life. Unfortunately I was saddened by Marilyn and Susan's irresponsible handling of their cats and the untimely death and multiple litters of kittens that resulted.

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