Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

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By (author) T. S. Eliot, Illustrated by Axel Scheffler

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  • Publisher: FABER & FABER
  • Format: CD-Audio
  • Dimensions: 124mm x 142mm x 10mm | 141g
  • Publication date: 7 October 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0571271642
  • ISBN 13: 9780571271641
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Edition statement: Unabridged
  • Sales rank: 63,540

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Cats! Some are sane, some are mad and some are good and some are bad. Meet magical Mr Mistoffelees, sleepy Old Deuteronomy and curious Rum Tum Tugger. But you'll be lucky to meet Macavity because Macavity's not there! In 1925 T.S. Eliot became co-director of Faber & Faber, who remain his publishers to this day. Throughout the 1930s he composed the now famous poems about Macavity, Old Deuteronomy, Mr Mistoffelees and many other cats, under the name of 'Old Possum'. In 1981 Eliot's poems were set to music by Andrew Lloyd Webber as Cats which went on to become the longest-running Broadway musical in history.

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Thomas Stearns Eliot was born in St Louis, Missouri, in 1888. He came to England in 1914 and published his first book of poems in 1917. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948. Eliot died in 1965.