The Writer's Cats

The Writer's Cats
Alison Anderson, Muriel Barbery, Maria Guitart
NZ$ 41.99
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NZ$ 34.43
h188 x 188mm - 80pg
19 Oct 2021
International import eta 7-19 days
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Like so many writers, Muriel Barbery is a lover of cats. Grey-furred and amber-eyed (matching her home decor), Barbery' s four Chartreux cats keep her company as she works from her house in the French countryside, entertaining her with their quirks and foibles, inspiring her with their beauty, and soothing her nerves. But that' s not all. For Kirin, Ocha, Mizu and Petrus - named after the writer' s love of all things Japanese, and, in true French style, of good wine - are no ordinary felines. These intelligent creatures have taken it upon themselves to guide their owner' s writing - flicking aside sections of her manuscript with a disdainful tail, pointing an approving paw at others. And it' s time these put-upon literary consultants got the recognition they deserve. With delicious wit and irony, the international bestselling author of The Elegance of the Hedgehog gives an insight into her writing life - and the paws behind the pen. Accompanied by delightful illustrations by Maria Guitart, The Writer' s Cats is the perfect gift for cat lovers and book lovers everywhere.
Muriel Barbery is a former lecturer in philosophy and the bestselling author of The Elegance of the Hedgehog, which has sold more than 10 million copies worldwide and been described by Le Figaro as ' the publishing phenomenon of the decade' . Maria Guitart was born in Barcelona in 1978. She holds a degree in Art History from the University of Barcelona and a certificate of Higher Technical Education in Illustration from the Massana School of Art and Design. Currently, she combines her job as an illustrator with work as an editor of international fiction. Alison Anderson is an author and the translator of around 100books from French, including Muriel Barbery' s previous novelsand works by Amelie Nothomb and J. M. G. Le Clezio.

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