Cats on the Page

Later this month, the British Library in London will launch a new exhibition celebrating fictional felines. “Cats on the Page” will open on November 23 in the main entrance hall and run through March 17, 2019.

Alice’s kitten, Dinah, playing with a ball of yarn. Wood engraving after Sir John Tenniel for the first edition of Lewis Carroll’s ‘Through the Looking Glass,’ 1872.

The free show was scheduled to coincide with the 80th anniversary of T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, which inspired the long-running musical Cats. Many of the manuscripts, books, illustrations, and art works will be on public display for the first time.

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1 Response to Cats on the Page

  1. Sherry Felix says:

    A charming collection of old images and books. Thanks for posting them.

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