Cover of Hodge's History of Cats


Hodge's History of Cats
A History of Cats' Varying Fortunes Illustrated by examples from Shakespeare to Johnson

By Kirsten Tambling

Hodge the cat has developed a cult following to rival his owner, Samuel Johnson. His likeness stands outside Johnson's house in Gough Square and attracts visitors from all over the world.

This book covers what we know for sure about the enigmatic Hodge, and then moves on to expertly assess what wlse we might surmise. In the process it tracks an anecdotal history of cats and catkeeping up to Johnson's day - when our relationship with cats stood on the threshold of a profound change.

Published: 2014
Publisher: Tyburn Tree
ISBN: 978-0-9926224-1-1
Details: Paperback, 35 pages, 150 x 210mm

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