The Book, Cat, & Cat Book Lovers Almanac

of historical trivia regarding books, cats, and other animals. Actually this blog has evolved so that it is described better as a blog about cats in history and culture. And we take as a theme the advice of Aldous Huxley: If you want to be a writer, get some cats. Don't forget to see the archived articles linked at the bottom of the page.

December 24, 2013

December 24, 1958

London, December 24, 1958. The scene is looking from Trafalgar Square towards the National Gallery of Art where the Norwegian fur donated every year by Norway is lit for Christmas.

And not too far away, Gough Square, where the house Samuel Johnson rented for some years, is operated as a museum. Here is another feline festive theme. Perhaps was is more accurate, since I don't know the date of this photo. We know who the statue remembers though: Hodge, Johnson's cat, is sitting on a dictionary as Johnson was a famous lexicographer. The statue is bronze, and dates from 1997.

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