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Larry the Chief Mouser - And Other Official Cats (Paperback, UK ed.) Loot Price: R111
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Larry the Chief Mouser - And Other Official Cats (Paperback, UK ed.): Christopher Day

Larry the Chief Mouser - And Other Official Cats (Paperback, UK ed.)

Christopher Day

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The current feline tenant of 10 Downing Street, Larry, has captured the nation's hearts with his public appearances and witty Twitter feed. Larry the Chief Mouser comes from a long line of cats in UK government. For over 200 years this government has used cats to rid their buildings of mice. For a long time the animals remained unofficial, but then in the 1930s government departments started to apply to the treasury for a feline upkeep allowance. The cats thus became `official' members of government and, as it turned out, well loved. There are many funny stories linked to these cats: Home Office cat `Peter the Great' became a celebrity in 1958 when the public issued concerns that he wasn't being paid enough; Peter's successor, unusually a female Manx cat, was considered to have a `diplomatic background' and thus gained a pay rise! More recent cats include Chief Mouser Larry, who appeared at David Cameron's resignation speech, and the Foreign Office cat Palmerston, who has a substantial Twitter following. Including letters and memos held by The National Archives, plus photographs of the cats themselves, this book takes a fresh approach to what goes on at Whitehall.

General

Imprint: Pitkin Publishing
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: October 2016
Authors: Christopher Day
Dimensions: 240 x 172 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 24
Edition: UK ed.
ISBN-13: 978-1-84165-761-5
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > Photography & photographs
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Sport & Leisure > Natural history, country life & pets
Books > Arts & Architecture > Photography & photographs > Photographic collections
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues
Books > Sport & Leisure > Natural history, country life & pets > Domestic animals & pets
Books > Arts & Architecture > Photography & photographs > Photographic collections > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Animals & society
Books > Sport & Leisure > Natural history, country life & pets > Domestic animals & pets > Cats
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Animals & society > General
LSN: 1-84165-761-1
Barcode: 9781841657615

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