Matthew Flinder's Cat

Matthew Flinder's Cat

Book - 2003
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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 of them 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.
Publisher: Toronto : McArthur, 2003.
ISBN: 9781552783771
1552783774
Characteristics: 610 pages ;,24 cm.

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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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