Of Cats and Kings

Of Cats and Kings

Description

Last seen taking her beloved brown Burmese cat Claudius on a final tour of the United States in I & CLAUDIUS, Clare de Vries now searches for the perfect replacement in Burma and Thailand. In Burma, whilst learning the basic Buddhist tenets and being liberally doused during the annual Thingyan celebrations, Clare encounters brave and dignified people from all walks of life, struggling in this beautiful yet politically oppressed country. But no cats. Instead she finds nats at Mount Popa, temple-strewn plains in Bagan and a monastery full of jumping cats in Inle. In Thailand, whilst veering from nasty dives to luxurious spas, from white beaches to the smoggy lanes of Bangkok, from lecherous cat-breeders to ruthless elephant-trainers, Clare learns the history of the precious Siamese/Burmese cats and the royals that nurtured them. Finally she discovers the perfect kittens, hidden in a remote temple. All she has to do is give a donation to the monk who owns them. Or so she thinks.


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Details

Author(s)
Clare De Vries
Format
Hardback | 320 pages
Dimensions
129 x 198mm | 460g
Publication date
08 Apr 2002
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
ISBN10
0747558094
ISBN13
9780747558095