Downton Tabby

Downton Tabby

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by Chris Kelly
     
 

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A parody of the worldwide television phenomenon Downton Abbey, with cats.

Downton Tabby is about England’s oldest and finest family of cats in people clothes. With beautiful (and scandalous) photographs and art, it tells the story of their lives and loves—and their maids and butlers and cooks’ lives and loves—from the

Overview

A parody of the worldwide television phenomenon Downton Abbey, with cats.

Downton Tabby is about England’s oldest and finest family of cats in people clothes. With beautiful (and scandalous) photographs and art, it tells the story of their lives and loves—and their maids and butlers and cooks’ lives and loves—from the sinking of the Kitanic to the Jazz Age. Tolstoy’s adage about each family being unhappy in their own way? What makes the Grimalkins different is they’re cats.

Posh, spoiled, stuck-up-but-charming, English cats.

Okay, it’s not just about cats and class warfare. It’s also a parody of Downton Abbey, the phenomenally popular TV show where everyone’s always getting dressed. Or they’re already dressed, and they’re getting more dressed.

While it makes affectionate fun of Downton Abbey, it makes a broader humorous point: We treat our cats like high society. Their servants are us. If you live with a cat, the butler, maid, and cook is you.

It’s our cats’ world. We just lint-roll it.

So it’s for fans of the show, and people who put up with fans of the show, and also for people who’ve ever caught themselves getting emotionally involved in their cat’s social life, and whether or not some cold cuts would cheer her up.

Why is this a book about Edwardian manor life, acted out by cats? The real question is why aren’t there more?

Editorial Reviews

Dallas Morning News
"Hilarious."
Tampa Bay Times
"Downton Tabby brilliantly substitutes cats for human aristocrats."
Contra Costa Times
"The Dowager Countess is certainly known for her wicked witticisms, but in the hands of comedy writer Chris Kelly . . . the claws really come out."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781476765945
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Publication date:
12/03/2013
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
80
Sales rank:
465,326
File size:
21 MB
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Downton Tabby

  • Edward VII between feedings

  • Meet the Author

    Chris Kelly writes for HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher. He won an Emmy for his work on Michael Moore's TV Nation. He's been an editor at Spy and the National Lampoon, a staff writer for the Late Show with David Letterman, head writer at Politically Incorrect, and a writer/producer on a half dozen network situation comedies, some long-running and some that barely aired at all.

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    Downton Tabby 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
    CLPaul More than 1 year ago
    If you like Downton Abbey you'll find this amusing.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    A fun little book for distraction. Great artwork. Mr. Kelly knows and likes cats. Clever twist on the series. A good parody. Example humorous quote from the book: Lady Etcetera (aka Edith) She had lived in her sisters shadows for so long, she had mushrooms. No this is not great literature but it is fun, a quick pickup and good for conversation.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    For anyone who is a Downton Abbey fan, this book is hysterical!!!
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    XD XP LOL!