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Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

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T. S. Eliot's playful cat poems have delighted readers and cat lovers around the world ever since they were first published in 1939. They were originally composed for his godchildren, with Eliot posing as Old Possum himself, and later inspired the legendary musical Cats.
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Published February 23rd 2020
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stephanie suh
Nov 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I always believe that cats and dogs have feelings and personalities as we do. There's no doubt about it, and it has always been and will always be. Otherwise, Charles Darwin would not have reconstructed the existing fundamental dogma of natural science of his time, nor comparative psychology, the mind of non-human beings, nor even Aesop's Fables would have come into being. Besides, someone like T.S. Eliot, one of the greatest poets of the English language, would not have thought of writing Old P ...more
Shannon
Jun 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved it.

It is great as a stand alone book. I can see how it formed the basis of Cats the musical, but the book and the musical are separate great works. I would like to immortalize my cat in this comment: I had a cat named Lyle the Golden Syrup Lion and I loved him very much, for all eternity.
Lenny Thomas
May 18, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
funny and silly!
Lisa Birch
Jun 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Superb

Read this with my daughter and it was a joyful experience! Such evocative language and immersive characterisation. Wonderful T S Eliot!
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