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This appealing little book forms a group portrait of some of the most privileged cats in Britain that make their home in and around the grandeur of Britain's cathedrals. There is hardly a door or window that is closed to themthey have the run of roofs and vaults, nooks and crannies, cloisters and
choirs. There are dozens of photographs of these ecclesiastical felines in these great churches and cathedrals, and each photo is accompanied by a pen portrait of the cat and its particular eccentricities. There is Biggles, for example, feline tyrant of Westminster Abbey, who was issued an official warning by the police after mauling a constable’s trousers! 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. 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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About the Author
Richard has been a professional photographer for 30 years, working for leading advertising agencies & magazines. He was also a founder member and artistic director of the Ledbury Poetry Festival. He has lived in Spain for the last five years, writing and photographing articles on monastic and church architecture, in northern Spain. Richard also leads tours of European historical houses. Richard and his family divide their time between London and the Asturian mountains of northern Spain.