Letters of Note: Cats
Author: Shaun Usher
Series: Letters of Note #1
Narrator: Various , Neil Gaiman , Simon Callow , Stephen Fry , Stephen Mangan , Sanjeev Bhaskar , Adrian Edmondson , Benedict Cumberbatch , Toby Jones , Louise Brealey , Natascha Mcelhone , Helen Mccrory , Danny Huston , Ferdinand Kingsley
Unabridged: 2 hr 56 min
Format: Digital Audiobook Download
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Florence Nightingale sends care instructions to the woman who has just adopted her angora tomcat Mr. White. T. S. Eliot issues a rhyming birthday party invitation to all Jellicle cats for his four-year-old godson. Jack Kerouac's mother grieves at the death of the family cat. Jack Lemmon winkingly suggests to Walter Matthau that they go in on a cat ranch in Mexico. This utterly charming collection offers a warm and friendly look at the place that cats occupy in our hearts and lives. These thirty letters capture the profound delight of having or observing a cat, and they reveal a keen insight into feline nature as well as our own.
Letters of Note: Cats also includes audio exclusive bonus content drawn from recordings made at performances of Letters Live, the live events series produced by Canongate in partnership with SunnyMarch and Shaun Usher. Listen to Toby Jones reading John Cheever’s letter to Susie Herbst and an ensemble cast reading a flurry of letters to the Guardian on the hotly contested topic of ‘cats vs dogs’.