'Hunched among the shoes, half hidden by my dresses, filthy and terrified, he looked like a cat that might be seriously ill. He was toast-rack thin, with all his ribs sticking out, even through his longish hair...'
This is a refreshingly clear, even-handed overview of the broad subject of ideology. Hawkes considers all the various meanings and definitions making this lucid, comprehensive book essential reading for students of literary theory.
As Toby's story unfolds, so does Celia's. From her alcoholic exploits as a Fleet Street journalist during the 60s, to the death of her mother, Celia's bond with the feline world becomes stronger. Ronnie, a former war correspondent with an incredible career also finds himself succumbing to feline charms and comes to need Toby as much as Celia does.
This is a story of courage, hope and love in the most trying of circumstances.