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Five great books about cats

History has many wonderful novels about cats, but we think these are simply the best! Here's our top five books with felines in starring roles…

1. A Street Cat Named Bob – who else?!

James Bowen's uplifting true story of how a stray ginger moggy helped him turn his life around has sold millions of copies around the world and it's not hard to see why!

2. The Cat in the Hat

Dr Seuss's classic tale is loved by children of all ages, and their parents too.

Five great books about cats

3. Jessi-Cat – The Cat That Unlocked a Boy's Heart by Jayne Dillon

This heart-warming true story tells us how Jessi-Cat the Birman helped Lorcan, a little boy with autism to better understand the world around him and connect with his loving mum.

4. Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot

The inspiration for the hit Broadway musical 'Cats'.

Five great books about cats

5. The Good, The Bad and The Furry by Tom Cox

Tom's hilarious anecdotal tales of his old and wise black cat The Bear are a must for any cat lover!