Matthew Flinders' Cat

Matthew Flinders' Cat

Book - 2006
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"Billy O'Shannessy, once a prominent barrister, is now on the street, where he sleeps on a bench outside the State Library. Above him on the window sill rests a bronze statue of Matthew Flinders' cat, Trim. Ryan is a ten-year-old, a near-street kid heading for the usual trouble. The two form an unlikely bond. In telling Ryan the story of Flinders' circumnavigation of Australia as seen through Trim's eyes, Billy is drawn deeply into Ryan's life and into the Sydney underworld."--Cover.
Publisher: Camberwell, Vic., Penguin Group,, 2006.
Copyright Date: ©2002
ISBN: 9780143004639
Characteristics: 572 pages ; 20 cm.


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Apr 02, 2018

Interesting, couldn't put it down.

Jun 03, 2011

Only Bryce could give us such a loveable drunk, and only Bryce could describe recovery with such clarity.
Humour, heartbreak, and hope. Never trite or preachy.
Very difficult to put this one down!

ajcon Apr 01, 2011

Excellent book, unique topic showing a glimpse into the life of an alcoholic street-bum in Australia and what it takes to sober up.

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