With their distinctive illustrations and witty stories, Kathleen Hale’s classic tales of Orlando the Marmalade Cat are as enchanting now as when first published over 70 years ago.
This is the first book about Orlando, the famous marmalade cat whose ‘eyes reminded you of twin green gooseberries.’ He and Grace, his beautiful Tabby wife, have three kittens – Tortoiseshell Pansy, White Blanche and Coal Black Tinkle. In this first story Orlando and his family go off for a camping holiday where the kittens learn to swim, paint pictures of the scenery and generally enjoy themselves in the countryside.
On the Broad Shoulders of a Eunuch Cat
In 1917, Kathleen Hale arrived in London, fresh out of art school, ‘with only a few shillings in my pocket, my pince-nez delicately chained to one ear and no qualifications whatsoever for earning a...Read more