On Our Shelves Now
T. S Eliot's Old Possum's Practical Cats finally gets the companion volume that Eliot had envisaged. First published in 1939, T. S. Eliot's best-selling, much-loved collection of practical cat poems, Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, has become one of the most successful poetry collections in the world. Now, an official canine companion will be available.
Written by award-winning poet - and like Eliot himself a fellow former editor of Faber and Faber - Old Toffer's Book of Consequential Dogs is the first companion volume to Eliot's original volume. Originally conceived by Eliot himself, Old Toffer's Book of Consequential Dogs includes a selection of paired poems about all manner of memorable "pollicles" (Eliot's companion name to his "jellicle" cats) that are as witty, varied and exquisitely compiled as Eliot's cats.
Meet Dobson the Dog Detective, Flo the Philosophical Foxhound, and Frazzlesprat, a dog who would really rather be a cat and a host of other humorous hounds.
About the Author
Christopher Reid is the author of many books of poems, including A Scattering (winner of the Costa Book of the Year Award 2009), The Song of Lunch, Nonsense and The Curiosities. For his first collection of poems for children, All Sorts, he received the Signal Award 2000. From 1991 to 1999 he was Poetry Editor at Faber & Faber, where T.S. Eliot once worked. His Letters of Ted Hughes appeared in 2007 and he is now editing a selection of Seamus Heaney's correspondence for publication in a few years' time.Elliot Elam is a self-trained illustrator living in London. Over the years he has illustrated for all sorts of publications, including the BBC, The Big Issue, The Guardian, Penguin Books, and Victoria University Press. Elliot has also built theater sets and painted scenery and carnival floats at Disneyland.