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T. S. Eliot - Author

Thomas Stearns Eliot (1888-1965) was born in St. Louis, Missouri, of an old New England family. He was educated at Harvard and did graduate work in philosophy at the Sorbonne, Harvard, and Merton College, Oxford. He settled in England in 1915, where he was for a time a schoolmaster and a bank clerk, and eventually literary editor for the publishing house Faber & Faber, of which he later became a director.

He published his first book of poems in 1917.

He founded and, during the seventeen years of its publication (1922-1939), edited the exclusive and influential literary journal Criterion. In 1927, Eliot became a British citizen and about the same time entered the Anglican Church.

Eliot received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1948.

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Jellicle Cats
T. S. Eliot - illustrated by Arthur Robins
T.S Eliot's best-loved verses, originally published in an anthology, work brilliantly singly in this attractive series of picture books. In Jellicle Cats Arthur Robins captures the wit of the delightful nonsense at the heart of The Song of the Jellicles....
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/02/2017
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Macavity's Not There! A Lift-the-Flap Book
T. S. Eliot - illustrated by Arthur Robins
July 2016 Book of the Month Young readers will love searching for the mischievous, mystery cat Macavity as they peek under the flaps to hunt for the cat who's never there, following the clues until they discover the feisty feline...
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Format: Hardback | Released 07/07/2016
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Skimbleshanks The Railway Cat
T. S. Eliot - illustrated by Arthur Robins
Arthur Robins's scratchy illustrations are full of humour and he's proving to be the perfect partner for T.S. Eliot. Skimbleshanks is the third of the Old Possum poems Robins has illustrated and it's another rousing success. The world Eliot describes...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/11/2015
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Mr Mistoffelees The Conjuring Cat
T. S. Eliot - illustrated by Arthur Robins
With magic tricks, incredible illusions and astonishing spectacles, both old and new fans will adore meeting the conjuring cat, Mr Mistoffelees, the second of the Old Possum's illustrated picture books. Arthur Robins brings this magical cat bursting to life. A...
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Format: Paperback | Released 09/04/2015
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Macavity!
T. S. Eliot
Shortlisted for The Bookseller's Book of the Year The slippery exploits of Macavity, just one of the much-loved cats from the classic Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, is vividly captured in the cheerful illustrations in this picture-book version.
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/05/2014
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Macavity!
T. S. Eliot - illustrated by Arthur Robins
Shortlisted for The Bookseller's Book of the Year The slippery exploits of Macavity, just one of the much-loved cats from the classic Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, is vividly captured in the cheerful illustrations in this picture-book version.
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/05/2014
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Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats
T. S. Eliot - illustrated by Axel Scheffler
The world-famous rhymes starring cats such as Macavity the Mystery Cat and Skimbleshanks the Railway Cat are beautifully presented in this edition with illustrations by Axel Scheffler best-known for his pictures of the Gruffalo. Perfect for reading out loud, the...
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Format: Hardback | Released 05/09/2013
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