Stray by A. N. Wilson
  

Stray

Written by A. N. Wilson
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Synopsis

Stray by A. N. Wilson

Pufftail the tabby cat was a prince among strays. He was charming, adventurous, a gentleman of the road - not for him a life purring around the shins of a Two Footer. Now that he's old and grey-whiskered, he can laze in the sun, telling the story of his life to his admiring young grandkitten.Not all his memories are happy though. He's been thrown out of a moving car, been experimented on in a science lab and joined the violent Cat Brotherhood. Some Two Footers have been kind to him, but he'd rather be free. And he can't understand humans at all. Why do they live in giant cages? Why do they put smoking chimneys in their mouths? And why do they want their own animals?Clever, moving, imaginative and funny, this is both a wonderful adventure story, and a sly look at humans through the eyes of a cat.

Reviews

A cat of literary distinction * Naomi Lewis, Observer * An excellent book... for the whole family * Spectator * A.N. Wilson has written a classic... His episodic, quasi-picaresque story is deeply read-on, funny, moving and exciting * Literary Review *

About the Author

A. N. Wilson is a distinguished novelist, biographer, critic and Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He has won several prestigious awards, including the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize (for The Sweets of Pimlico and The Laird of Abbotsford), the 1981 Somerset Maugham Award (for The Healing Art) and the 1988 Whitbread Award (for the biography Tolstoy). He has also written a volume of guinea-pig stories called Hazel, and a tale of an escaped hamster, Furball and the Mokes.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
208 pages
Interest Age: From 9 to 12 years

Author

A. N. Wilson
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Publisher

Corvus an imprint of Atlantic Books

Publication date

7th November 2013

ISBN

9780857890740


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