More than a quarter of Australian households have them, they make up about 15% of all global internet traffic, they spend half of their lives sleeping (and a fair chunk of what’s left grooming) and they have the largest eyeballs in proportion head size of any mammal. Fanatics are known as ailurophiles, haters are felinophobes; groups of kittens are called kindles while grown-ups roam in clowders. But, hey! If you’ve landed here, you probably knew that already. To celebrate International Cat Day, here we’ve gathered some of the world’s finest literature featuring felines. Fur real.
The Vintage Classics Russians Series - sumptuous editions of the greatest books to come out of Russia during the most tumultuous period in its history
Cats converse with people; fish tumble from the sky... A bewitching and wildly inventive novel from a master stylist
The magical new novel from the bestselling author of The Night Circus
Beautiful new hardback edition including a ribbon, illustrated coloured endpapers and luscious finishes on the front - perfect for gifting at Christmas for new and existing TRAVELLING CAT fans.
Shirley Jackson's masterpiece: the deliciously dark and funny story of Merricat, tomboy teenager, beloved sister - and possible lunatic.
An animal's-eye view of humans at our brutal worst and our creative best, Only the Animals asks us to believe again in the redemptive power of reading and writing fiction.
The Tale of Tom Kitten is set in the cottage garden Beatrix created herself at Hill Top, the farm she owned near the village of Sawrey. Tom and his sisters look so smart in their new clothes. When their mother sends them outside while she waits for her visitors, she couldn't possibly guess what kind of mess they are going to get themselves into!
A brilliantly original picture book for older children by two of the best talents in children's books, Ian Beck and Philip Pullman.
From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Handmaid's Tale, comes the complete collection of the #1 New York Times bestselling graphic novel from Margaret Atwood.
Three Penguin Random House novels honoured among the Australian Book Review’s fan favourites.
Stories real and imagined about the moral cost of slavery, and its implications on humanity.