‘The master English cartoonist... a laugh a page... a delectable collectable’
Manchester Evening News
Norman Thelwell took his first kitten home in a shopping-bag slung from the handlebars of his bicycle at the age of ten. The five-mile journey with one hand steering and the other in the bag trying to calm the cat was an experience which time has done nothing to erase from his mind, and faint scars can still be seen on his left hand in cold weather. The fact that (long before he took such crazy risks with horses) he succeeded in persuading his pet to pose for him on a regular basis proves only that cats are well aware which side their bread is buttered.
Drawn from decades of devastating experience with cats, Thelwell’s Magnificat is an hilarious tribute to the mysterious relationship human beings have long had with the feline creatures.