The Travelling Cat Chronicles
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The Travelling Cat Chronicles

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STUNNING HARDBACK GIFTING EDITION, INCLUDES A RIBBON

THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING SENSATION: the tender feelgood story of a man's journey with a streetcat. Translated by Philip Gabriel, a translator of Murakami.

INCLUDES 6 BEAUTIFUL LINE-DRAWINGS

A WATERSTONES PAPERBACK OF THE YEAR 2017


`Bewitching... as self-possessed and comforting as - well, a cat' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH


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It's not the journey that counts, but who's at your side.

Nana is on a road trip, but he is not sure where he is going. All that matters is that he can sit beside his beloved owner Satoru in the front seat of his silver van. Satoru is keen to visit three old friends from his youth, though Nana doesn't know why and Satoru won't say.

Set against the backdrop of Japan's changing seasons and narrated with a rare gentleness and humour, Nana's story explores the wonder and thrill of life's unexpected detours. It is about the value of friendship and solitude, and knowing when to give and when to take. TRAVELLING CAT has already demonstrated its power to move thousands of readers with a message of kindness and truth. It shows, above all, how acts of love, both great and small, can transform our lives.


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`It has the warmth, painterly touch, and tenderness of a Studio Ghibli film - and it is a delight to read' FINANCIAL TIMES

'A delightful tale of loyalty and friendship' JOHN BOYNE, IRISH TIMES

'Anyone who has ever unashamedly loved an animal will read this book with gratitude, for its understanding of an emotion that ennobles us as human beings, whether we value it or not' LYNNE TRUSS, Guardian

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WHAT READERS ARE SAYING:

'I devoured this in just four days. Read it and weep'

'What an astounding book'

'Totally enchanting and delightful'

'Full of hope. Just as good for non-cat-owners as well'

'Absolutely amazing. I read it in a couple of days'

'One of the best little books I have ever read'
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Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 135 x 204 x 26mm | 312g
  • DOUBLEDAY
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0857526332
  • 9780857526335
  • 206

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"Prepare to have your heart strings tugged by this quirky tale . . . It’s a deceptively gentle story that you won’t need to be a cat lover to fall for."
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"Fleet, funny and tender... Arikawa clearly knows cats as well as any human can." * TIME * "A book about kindness and love, and about how the smallest things can provide happiness" * Stylist * "Arikawa has a lightness of touch that elevates this to a tale about loyalty and friendship ... while speaking to our basic human need for companionship" -- JOHN BOYNE * Irish Times * "Prepare to have your heart strings tugged by this quirky tale . . . It's a deceptively gentle story that you won't need to be a cat lover to fall for." * Sunday Mirror * "Sweet, sad and lovely, this is a roadtrip novel with a difference" * Psychologies Magazine *
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About Hiro Arikawa

HIRO ARIKAWA lives in Tokyo. A bestseller in Japan, THE TRAVELLING CAT CHRONICLES has become an unexpected international hit, and is due to be made into a live-action Japanese film.
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4,914 ratings
4.29 out of 5 stars
5 50% (2,475)
4 33% (1,612)
3 13% (647)
2 3% (147)
1 1% (33)
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