Cathedral Cats

Cathedral Cats

by RichardSurman (Author)


In this engaging book, Richard Surman captures the fascinating life stories of cats who make their homes in and around the grandeur of Britain's cathedrals. Find out about Tomkin, the patron cat of Chelmsford Cathedral, who was rescued from a derelict house in south London, or Olsen, the Siamese from Chester Cathedral whose nocturnal wanderings often end up at the local jazz club. From Boots of Ely to Winston and Wallace of Edinburgh, Cathedral Cats offers a distinctive insight into life in the environs of some of Britain's most historic buildings. This is a unique way to discover some of Britain's beautiful cathedrals, with plenty of feline interest along the way.


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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 96
Edition: illustrated edition
Publisher: Collins
Published: 04 Apr 2005

ISBN 10: 0007182805
ISBN 13: 9780007182800

Media Reviews
'A beautiful coffee table book with superb photography of cats in some rather special surroundings, together with stories about each of their lovely characters.' Your Cat Magazine Praise for Church Cats -- 'A fascinating compilation of true stories about cats of an ecclesiastical persuasion' Catworld
Author Bio
Richard Surman has worked as a professional photographer for twenty-seven years, travelling widely for advertising agencies, airlines, magazines and corporate clients. He is the author of numerous books, including Cathedral Cats and Cloister Cats, and he has contributed widely to gardening, horticulture and travel books. Richard lives in London and Spain with his wife and two sons. His interests include music, art, history, architecture, horticulture and travel. He is an enthusiastic, if somewhat erratic jazz pianist, and a life long cat-lover.