Cats really are nicer than people!

This little book is about cats: cats of all shapes, sizes and colours, and specifically about those that have shared their lives with the great and well-respected astronomer, the late Sir Patrick Moore CBE FRS, over a lifetime of 80 years.
  • A side to the late Sir Patrick Moore not usually seen
  • Written from firsthand experience
  • Learn about Patrick’s life with his beloved cats
  • Test your cat’s intelligence with Patrick’s quiz!
  • Read of the antics of Jeannie and Ptolemy; the two felines that lived with Sir Patrick
  • The two pampered pusses had their very own ‘cat garden’
  • Patrick Moore was the Patron of Cat Action Trust and longstanding supporter of the Cats Protection League
  • Spans a lifetime of over 80 years!



This is Patrick’s very personal account of the cats that have been part of his family, beginning with Bonnie, who died at the grand old age of twenty, through to the two beloved feline's – Jeannie and Ptolemy – that he lived with most recently.

The fascinating and engrossing text is complemented by personal photographs of Sir Patrick, his adored mother, Gertrude (also a cat-lover), and the many cats that have filled Patrick’s life with love and companionship.

Reveals a delightful and charming side to the man who attained international status as a writer, researcher, radio commentator and television presenter, and who is credited with having done more than any other to raise the profile of astronomy.

Book specification     

Book specification

SKU HH4335
Format Paperback • 170 x 220mm • 64 pages • 39 colour and 1 b&w pictures
ISBN 978-1-845844-35-6
UPC 6-36847-04435-0
Published April 2012

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