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Minka And Curdy

The enchanting story of a writer and her cats

By Antonia White

  • Paperback
  • £9.00

Throughout her life, Antonia White was devoted to her cats- as she wrote the famous Frost in May Quartet, they were her constant (and disruptive) companions. In the delightful MINKA AND CURDY she fictionalised her experiences.

Victoria, a real tyrant of a cat, spent so many years training Mrs Bell to be her ideal hostess that, at her death, Mrs Bell feels it would be disrespectful to replace that formidable creature. But her resolve wears down and she agrees to take a marmalade kitten. No sooner has she done so she is offered a Siamese that she simply cannot resist. This is the story of a writer seduced by the charms of two very different kittens: Curdy, lively and mischievous, and Minka, imperious in manner and in gesture (and who cannot stand the sight of the ginger upstart). One of the most enchanting books about cats ever written, MINKA AND CURDY describes their adventures- and misadventures- and the merry dance they lead Mrs Bell. Illustrated throughout with line drawings, it is the perfect companion for all lovers of cats and all admirers of Antonia White.

Biographical Notes

Antonia White was born in 1899 and educated at in London at St. Paul's and RADA. She worked as a journalist and in the Foreign Office, had four novels published and translated over thirty novels from French. She died in Sussex in 1980.

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  • ISBN: 9781844084173
  • Publication date: 01 Aug 2006
  • Page count: 128
  • Imprint: Virago
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