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On Cats By Doris Lessing

On Cats
by Doris Lessing

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Doris Lessing's love affair with cats began at a young age, when she became intrigued with the semi-feral creatures on the African farm where she grew up. This volume consists of her collection of cat stories, "Particularly Cats and Rufus", and the memoir, "The Old Age of El Magnifico".
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On Cats by Doris Lessing

Doris Lessing's love affair with cats began at a young age, when she became intrigued with the semi-feral creatures on the African farm where she grew up. Her fascination remained undiminished by the handsome domesticated creatures who shared her flats and her life in London and grew into real love with El Magnifico, the awkwardly lovable cat who in his later years suffered the great indignity of becoming a three legged beast. Consisting of Doris Lessing's collection of stories, "Particularly Cats and Rufus", and the poignant memoir, "The Old Age of El Magnifico", this book evokes a sense of feline existence.

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On Cats Reviews


'A distillation of everything that makes her work such a joy to read...Lessing's intensely visual imagination and coolly precise style fleshes out this feline life. A work of exquisite tenderness and poignancy, thoroughly devoid of artfice, over-elaboration or mawkish sentimentality...Wonderful.' Scotsman 'Particularly Cats is not really about cats at all, it's about real characters.' Daily Mail 'An unsentimental and unwhimsical, but not unpartisan, study of cat-and-human relationships. An entertaining read for both cat and Lessing connoisseurs.' Observer

About Doris Lessing


Doris Lessing is one of the most celebrated and cherished writers of the second half of the twentieth century.

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GOR000863850
On Cats by Doris Lessing
Doris Lessing
Used - Very Good
Hardback
HarperCollins Publishers
2002-12-02
256
0007144334
9780007144334
N/A
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