Cats Book Club: T S Eliot's Old Possums

Cats Book Club

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From Rum Tum Tugger to Old Deuteronomy, Mr Mistoffelees and Macavity

Poet and professor of English Mark Ford leads an informal, interactive evening of discussion about T S Eliot’s classic collection of cat poems, Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats. Come discover and discuss old favourites such as Rum Tum Tugger, Old Deuteronomy, Mr Mistoffelees and the mysterious Macavity.
Read the book ahead or be inspired to pick it up afterwards.

Get prepared at a discount: show your ticket for this event at the British Library shop and receive 15% off the books featured in this book club.

Mark Ford is a Professor in the English Department at University College London. He has published four collections of poetry, the most recent of which is Enter, Fleeing (2018). He has also published three collections of essays, critical biographies of Raymond Roussel and Thomas Hardy, and an anthology of the poetry of London.

Image: Gus, the Theatre Cat © Axel Scheffler, Faber and Faber


Name: Cats Book Club: T S Eliot's Old Possums
Where: Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Price: Full Price: £12.00
Senior 60+: £10.00
Student: £8.00
Registered Unemployed: £8.00
Under 18: £8.00
Member Ticket: £12.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546