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It always raises a smile when I finally get to read something that has had so much influence and been referenced so many times and yet I had NOT a clue about it True I knew it was from T S Eliot and that it was written for his younger family member but beyond that it was limited to the hype around the stage show and that was about it.However once you start digging in to it you see so many connections Now ironically the copy I stumbled across was connected to the stage show however for me it were the cats which caught my attention there are so many famous names here and not just made famous from the likes of Elaine Paige but the fact that many of the names have now seeped in to common culture Now how many stories for younger family members can claim that sort of heritage But I think there is to this here you find insight in to the world of T S Eliot from the source of those rather special names for the cats and dogs to the fact that London town would not be the same with out those feline characters making it their own.The fun thing is that I have cats myself and I am starting to wonder if there is little but of their in this book or this book in them. Favourites The Old Gumbie CatThe Rum Tum TuggerMr MistoffeleesGus the Theater Cat.THE RUM TUM TUGGERThe Rum Tum Tugger is a Curious Cat If you offer him pheasant he would rather have grouse,If you put him in a house he would much prefer a flat,If you put him in a flat then he d rather have a house.If you set him on a mouse then he only wants a rat,If you set him on a rat then he d rather chase a mouse.Yes the Rum Tum Tugger is a Curious Cat And there isn t any call for me to shout it For he will do As he do do And there s no doing anything about it The Rum Tum Tugger is a terrible bore When you let him in, then he wants to be out He s always on the wrong side of every door,And as soon as he s at home, then he d like to get about.He likes to lie in the bureau drawer,But he makes such a fuss if he can t get out.Yes the Rum Tum Tugger is a Curious Cat And it isn t any use for you to doubt it For he will do As he do do And there s no doing anything about it The Rum Tum Tugger is a curious beast His disobliging ways are a matter of habit.If you offer him fish then, he always wants a feast When there isn t any fish then he won t eat rabbit.If you offer him cream then he sniffs and sneers,For he only likes what he finds for himself So you ll catch him in it right up to the ears,If you put it away on the larder shelf.The Rum Tum Tugger is artful and knowing,The Rum Tum Tugger doesn t care for a cuddle But he ll leap on your lap in the middle of your sewing,For there s nothing he enjoys like a horrible muddle.Yes the Rum Tum Tugger is a Curious Cat And there isn t any need for me to spout it For he will do As he do do And there s no doing anything about it #Read Epub ß Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats ð T S Eliot S Playful Cat Poems Have Delighted Readers And Cat Lovers Around The World Ever Since They Were First Published In They Were Originally Composed For His Godchildren, With Eliot Posing As Old Possum Himself, And Later Inspired The Legendary Musical Cats If you re a cat lover as I am , then this is a must read for you This is a charming book written in verse, and each chapter is dedicated to a different kind of cat with its own kind of personality This just goes to show how many personalities a cat can really have and I loved it I love, love, love this book And of course I also love cats I ve read this book many times and was so amazed that someone took the poetry and made it into a Broadway play, which, of course, I also love Amazing Reminiscent of A.A Milne s poetry, with fun imagery helped along by Edward Gorey s illustrations.i tried to prolong each page, only letting myself read one cat a day Poor Tim, my love, i torture you with all my silly rhymesHe s patient, though it has to stop, we ve lived through harder times.odd rules of friending a cat don t speak til spoken to quite unpredictable at thatthis book i m thumbing throughdear Eliot, i love your rhymesin couplets or in sequence.there s much i learneach page i turn,you ve won my cat s allegiance so sorry Something in my imagination has been restless I have craved world building, esoteric codes, political machinations, something to offset the Bob Corkers of my mind Treading along in endless bureaucracy with handymen and adjusters, I long for the Epic My wife and I have been rewatching every episode of Game of Thrones for the last two weeks or so I am enjoying it much when the narrative is compacted I reflect on Delbruck and Braudel while listening to Tyrion I read a story by Scott Lynch last week and I really liked it I was hoping for with his Gentleman Bastards series That has been a flat experience so far What does it lack It lacks the sparkle of the Book of Practical Cats These are wonderful spirits They bubble and gesture with aplomb. I don t like poetry.I don t like cats inevitable when my Grandma owned a real life, clawing, gnawing Greebo during my formative years.I don t like Sir Andrew flies on a jet plane just to vote for tax credit cuts because screw the poor Lloyd Webber, who composed a God awful play that I ve still never watched in full, now made into an uncanny valley live action film, which I d not touch with a ten foot pole that was wearing a hazmat suit, and both seem to be talked about than this poem collection they were based on.I do like Old Possum s Book of Practical Cats The poems themselves are lively, simple or disarmingly charming and a joy to listen to, but Old Possum s was especially appealing to me, because Eliot remembered the most important charateristic of all felines, even when paying them this loving homage they re vicious, thieving, devious, nasty sods.There s some adorable cats, such as Jennyanydots who tucks up her skirts as she descends into the basement to teach mice knitting and proper manners, or the pompously proud thespian, Gus Most however are fighters who spread fear wherever they go, or gang leaders, robbers, drifters and those who act disinterested in the humans that worship them or literally redirect traffic so as not to disturb them Eliot captures their snootiness and violence brilliantly, so this felt like a perfect satire on a political figure I absolutely hate.Also, and I swear this true, the very day I finished these poems, and for the first time ever, one of the numerous outdoor cats that litter my town approached me, rather than just hissing and bolting, then rubbed against my calves and let me pat its head, and despite what Eliot claims in his ettiquitte guidance of The Addressing of Cats, they re not unamenable to hearing allo there, pusspuss Perhaps reading this poetry collection disarmed me a little, maybe the softness and warmth of Eliot s affectionate admiration for moggies broke some unconscious, prickly aura I ve always had in their presence which had led them to flee from me or attempt to eat my legs It s possible Old Possum s touched something in me that Pratchett s Maurice or the late Grumpy Cat just couldn t reach, but I m just going for coincidence and sticking to my far superior dog. Someone should set this to music. To My New Feline FriendI know an Abyssinianher name in French is SilicateThe rest of this review is available elsewhere the location cannot be given for Goodreads policy reasons