On Cats by Doris Lessing is a well written and highly entertaining book about cats. From her childhood in Africa to London and the UK countryside, she writes about the felines she looked after and loved dearly. I’m ready to read everything about these beautiful animals, and if the author is good as well, it is just bliss!
Greatest creatures on earth
On Cats, mentions many cats but for the most part, it tells the story of two cats; the grey cat and the black cat. Lessing’s relationship with these two cats; observing them and trying to understand them is just remarkable. If you ever owned by a cat, you may relate to her in many parts. On that note, I must say the book saddened me at times. I was forced to take breaks because I am not a person who could ever read about the suffering of animals. But since I’m too sensitive, let’s say I’m exaggerating and you’ll take a look at this book. I think every cat lover will love it. Enjoy!
About the book: On Cats
A collection of charming and celebrated writings about cats, from Doris Lessing, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Doris Lessing’s love affair with cats began at a young
About the author: Doris Lessing
Doris May Lessing CH, OMG was a British-Zimbabwean novelist. She was born to British parents in Iran, where she lived until 1925. Her family then moved to Southern Rhodesia, where she remained until moving in 1949 to London, England.
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