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.

August 27, 2016

August 27, 1995

Although the cats in the cartoons of Carl Giles (September 29, 1916 to August 27, 1995) are not the stars, they contribute to the overall sense of gentle humanity which typifies the work of this cartoonist for the Daily Express. He was so popular that he could stay away from London and demand his three cartoons a week be picked up at his Ipswich studio.

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The caption above is something to the effect that we now know the Falkland Islands are not near the Orkneys; (this is a topical reference). The lady with the shotgun is grandma. She's an anarchist. His obituary is very informative, at least to Americans. His British fans, who revere him, probably knew most of it already.

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