The British Library in London currently has a wonderful exhibition about Cats in Literature. Being a huge fan of cat books, I popped in yesterday to take a look. The exhibition is for people of all ages and it was lovely to hear school children chatting with older people about their cats and what mischief they do, a real meeting of feline fans….. of course we all know cats can’t do lots of the things mentioned in the books on display (well maybe they just decide not to? ) but isn’t it lovely to know the British Library recognises how popular our feline friends are in books?
Cats come to life in this display of books, manuscripts and artwork and you will love it. I especially enjoyed seeing letters and manuscripts from T.S.Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats. Other stories featured include, Tom Kitten, Mog, Puss in Boots, The Cat in the Hat. There are also some adult books featured and entertaining sound recordings to listen to.
The British Library is a fascinating place to visit and you will spend hours looking around all the other displays, it has great cafes and two bookshops too. The exhibition is on now until 17th March 2019 and is free to enter. xx